I love pastels because I love the layers of color. I love the simplified, spontaneous look that Margaret Dyer and Desmond O"Hagan do so well but I only manage fleeting moments of being able to do it. You have to be very sure of your strokes and only do them once. Going over and over or blowing the pastel off and starting over ruin the painting.
Here are some of mine. All but two are based on photos I took. I carry my camera everywhere because you never know when good reference might happen!