Edited in response to comments: Thanks everyone, for the encouragement. Just to clarify, they are photos of my painting. Pastels on paper. My first experiment with soft pastels (these are hard soft pastels though) which I bought by mistake during my hunt for good quality oil pastels. Since they cost a good amount of money and I can’t return them to the store, I decided to use them. I have to say that I love them, even though they can never replace oil pastels, which I think can never beat oil paints. Well, I can’t wait for my son to grow up enough for me to start painting oils again!