Barefoot and Painting in the Kitchen

I decided to do a quick self-portrait the other day, just as I was working in the kitchen, so here it is: Barefoot and Painting in the Kitchen, pastel on Canson paper, 25x19" (63x49cm) . I started with pastel pencils, CarbOthello. I learned to paint with them last year, when I took portrait in pastels classes at the Societe de Pastellistes de France, in Paris. I finished the final touches of this painting with Smincke pastel sticks for brightness. It was fun to do.