I am finding it tricky to work 6x6 in pastel, at least for landscapes... And at the same time it is a really good way to work out compositions in a shorter time and work as a study for a larger painting. Anytime spent painting is the best way to becoming a better painter.
Landscapes present so many great composition issues. They are full of shapes connecting to one another. It is quite the puzzle to put together with a sense of order, atmosphere and flow. I want to keep the viewer on the path with places to rest and take in the surroundings. The challenge for me, is creating a world interesting enough to visit, enjoy or inspire.