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Friday, April 8, 2011

Progress update on my portrait of Nelson Mandela

My portrait of Nelson Mandela in progress

I've been back at work on my portrait of Nelson Mandela, which is still in progress, but here is a detail from it that you can enjoy.  I'm portraying him shortly after his release from prison, when he honored New York City with a triumphant visit.  A small detail reflecting this is the gold apple pin worn on his lapel, which symbolizes the "Big Apple."


  1. Stunning Mona!!! this is just breathtaking!

  2. Such an inspirational character he is Mona and you are capturing his spirit perfectly. I look forward to seeing the progress on this beautiful portrait of a man I have so much admiration for :))

  3. Thanks Karen, he is one of my heroes too!

  4. Beautiful Mona. One of my first thoughts upon seeing this were of Morgan Freeman and the wonderful movie Invictus. They certainly cast the right man to portray the great Mandela.

  5. i have enjoyed my visit to your blog. you are so talented!