This self-portrait is an exercise of style. A performance demonstrating the tremendous plasticity of pastel; the ability to create all hues and values sought by having on hand only the three primary, blue, red, yellow and white.
We must feel the amount of each of pastel color to apply – and in what order – that the total overlays gives us the result projected without tiring his paper.
We play with sticks and do not touched with fingers!
Self-portrait in pastel with primaries. Pastel on Canson Mi-colors, 20 x 16 in.