A couple of weeks ago Peter and I stayed in a funky RV park in the hills near Tucson where I took a short lesson on working with pastel crayons.
Since pastels do not flow on the paper I found the painting to be stiff just like the vase and flower.
I have an opportunity to go to an art retreat in Alert Bay and have lessons with Susan Woolgar. Maybe just maybe I would improve under here guidance. If not I'll paint boats in watercolor.