The artwork here is inspired by a photo I took while on a walk with my kids at the park. I chose this image over some of the others because I liked the blur effect of the background. This is called 'bokeh' in photography. It's when the main subject is in focus while the background is usually blurry. On an iphone this can be achieved in portrait mode. I thought it would be a good challenge to use pastel for this. I use only my fingers to blend, rub, and blur the colors. I have to wash my fingers frequently to avoid colors becoming too muddy, as I'll use different fingers to blend different colors and don't want to contaminate a light color for example, that I've used a finger to already blend darker colors. My home doesn't have a basement, so my studio space is limited. I therefore tape my work to a collapsable table that I can put off to the side, or in the garage when I'm not working on it.