"Painting has nothing to do with...(what language can communicate)." Gerhard Richter.
I wanted to share Richter's video and words with you. Although this isn't pastel, it does communicate some of the basis of my See Differently workshop. One thing that happens at the workshops is that I put you in some psychological distress, and you have to paint your way out of danger.
Watch the video and see how Richter expresses his precipitous loss of freedom as a painting sees progress. It gets harder as it goes. I love that description.