When I sort out and organize my pastel boxes, I make these grids to compare this piece of pastel with that one, to eliminate duplicates and near duplicates.
I like to make art with whatever I'm doing, so I make these color grids.
This Color Grid is from my most indulgent box of pastels, the Square Box. Not only is the box itself square, but all the pastels are square or rectangular - NuPastels, Terry Ludwigs, Great American, and so on. I prefer these shapes for the clear variety of strokes sizes they can make, and for their sharp edges.
Nancy Freeman has a decades-long fascination with digital art which she supports by painting portraits and teaching various art subjects. Right now she devotes most of her creative time to digital art because it's so satisfying.