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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Self-Portrait, Age 3, More Progress

"Self Portrait, Age 3" in progress, 19 1/2" x 23 1/2", pastel on Pastelmat

I'm making a bit of progress on the nuances of the facial features and starting to block in the pants and lower portions, so here's another update.  Still struggling a bit with this new surface, but I may try a little workable spray fix to see if it helps me refine things further.


  1. it's so fun seeing this literally emerging from the board. beautiful!!

  2. very nice. You even looked self assured at that age Mona. Love the expression.

  3. I love seeing you work with different mediums Mona and this is coming along beautifully!! Do you like the Pastelmat? I really enjoyed working with the pastels on this surface. You certainly don't look like you are struggling :)

  4. Thanks Gary and Karen. Gary, I loved California, even as a young child. We lived in Redondo Beach for only about two years before moving back East.

    Karen, I really admire your work on this surface. I'm finding it harder to layer up the pastel than on La Carte, but I do like how Pastelmat is lighter on cleanup.