New quarter is here, but I had just one class and left for Prague. Since I knew that I will be traveling I didn't want to start on a still life. I selected a photo, that just grabbed my attention. I felt drawn to the photo and it is amazing how it shows in the painting. It is not finished, but it already has the sunny and peaceful quality I was looking for. I am back to pastel. I have to admit, that I love pastel and even though I am not giving up on the oil. Working with pastel feels so comfortable and familiar. It is great feeling of just diving into the subject and not having to fight with the media.