I sat down one evening, intent on doing something abstract, and this is what happened. I love abstract art, but I don’t seem to do it well. I lack the freedom to just do whatever comes up, which is how I see abstract art. It shouldn’t be premeditated, or follow convention, but should be about feeling and flow and energy. This one started that way, but I quickly felt the need to make it all fall into neat little lines and color schemes. Overall, I was pleased with the end result until I decided to apply a fixative. Pastel is a marvelous medium, but applying fixative dulls the colors. If anyone knows of a fixative that doesn’t change the color, please let me know.