I love the speed and convenience of pastel painting, plus the use of strokes to emphasis shape and form.
I have also discovered the convenience of the I-Pad which substitutes pseudo mediums and can have a feel of their own.
Art is about the telling of a story, emphasis of the features that excite the eye and the mind, commenting on an emotion, plus composition of a picture in geometrical terms, the character of each medium etc. etc.
I am appalled at the lack of teaching where arts seem to take bottom place in academic lists. Where would we be without art as human beings. It starts with records of human life through cave drawings. It progresses generation on generation in a variety of styles that reflect the changes in civilisation.
I find the new 'conceptual' art, often lacking in the traditions of representation. How does an unmade bed or pile of bricks or a cow in preservative, or even a skull with millions worth of diamonds embedded show any skill rather than a droll fooling of a misinformed and misguided art buyer? Mr Saatchi, what have you done?