So I added more to the oil pastel today. I tightened up a bit-which I don't know if I like better or not. I also added more color which changed the pallet from basic ultramarine and yellow ochre and made the background turquoise. I'm still not calling it done and I'll probably really trash it, but I need to find out what will happen if I do a few more things to it, namely adding some soft pastel. What I know I know so far is that I DO NOT care for the canvas board as a support. It is rigid enough, but I feel I need something smoother. I am not sure what is causing the "boogers" but I think it might be the canvas surface. Any oil pastelists out there who might know? It could also be the combination of pastel and paintstick. It could be the Galkyd gel with the paintsticks and pastels. As far as the subject matter, I am digging the rocks. I love stones, rocks, sticks, pods, nuts etc. My show is in March which is not that far away and I need to order frames. So I need to make some final decisions by the weekend.