8x10 pastel. Just like Matisse, I am in search of true painting, so I think I will do this one again. I saw the exhibition at the Metropolitan this weekend. Early on Matisse would do a second painting to advance beyond the first. Later in his career, he would keep painting it over and over again until he was satisfied. Presumably, he washed away what he did the day before, since the final version shows no evidence of earlier efforts.