I started with a sheet of Pastelmat paper. This support seems perfect for the Pans. There were lots of tools included, so I pulled out a large oval sponge and spread green all over the paper. It was awesome! It took just a few minutes and didn't require the blending that my other pastels would have needed. Using the other tools took a bit of getting used to, and was a bit awkward for me. Sometimes I liked the results, sometimes not. Of course, I had to supplement colors from my existing pastel stock. I found I could use the tools with softer pastels (like Terry Ludwigs) in the same manner as the Pans, but it didn't work with my Mount Visions. However, the tools blended the Mount Visions just fine on the paper.
Turns out, I liked the Pans much more than I thought I would. I particularly liked being able to cover a large area so quickly and easily. I wouldn't want to use them exclusively, but I think they are a nice addition to my existing stock of pastels.
19.5" x 27.5"
Soft Pastel on Pastelmat