I love the play of light on glass, crystal or chrome. Creating this effect in pastel is a challenge, I relish. My success is measured by the number of viewers who are astonished that the paintings are soft pastel.
This is the greatest reward for my hard work!
I also love the challenge of material and fabric. The Native American piece you see in several paintings offered a new experience in painting.
Still Life artists are always seeking the new to make the painting more interesting and challenging.