tinydancerpswc ‘Tiny Dancer’, an early exploration of pastel and figure from life, is on display at Pacific Art League until September 29 (688 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA). See the show! Lots of portraits and figures!

Done on textured paperboard, it is a favorite that helped me realize the potential (and limits) of my medium. Your choice of support shapes so much of your result. I still sometimes use paperboard: cheaper, more available, offering nice colors. But the contrast with the intensity possible on the Ampersand Pastelbord support is great.