I just started this today. My husband Scott doodling around in the garden. I started this painting in pastels about a year ago and just could not make it work. The colors got muddy and I used up all the tooth in the paper right away. I love what others can do with pastels, but for me, nothing beats the great saturation of colors you get with oils. Having started over, I'm excited about it again. The blue flower pot he's holding there is underpainted - it'll be terra cotta when this painting grows up.