The glass vase depicted here was a recent present from my Great Uncle Fred. In it are some gladioli that I sketched in an earlier post (Gladioli, 9 August 2013). I started off this sketch in gouache with the intention of possibly heightening some areas with chalk pastels. In the end a lot more pastel was applied than originally intended, particularly in the vase. The sketch was made on Cotman watercolour paper and is around 16″ x 12″ in size.