|Out There, pastel, 9 x 12|
It's a great way to expand your typical color palette and try the colors you've been avoiding. Often you don't realize the beautiful color combinations you're missing out on when you only see the color of the pastel stick as it looks in your box. You have to USE it to really see the color it creates. And of course any color will be affected by what's beneath it and what's beside it.
Shown here in "Out There" is my result. A much more muted palette than I normally use. My rarely used colors included some muted greens, a couple of pinks, and some light value yellows and greens.