Poppy Crowd

Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 8″ x 8″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: Sold

This a pastel painting of three beautiful Poppy flowers. It was created with soft pastels and pastel pencils.

What Does the Poppy Flower Mean?

For many cultures, the Poppy is a symbol of:

  • Restful sleep and recovery
  • Consolation for a loss or death in the family
  • Remembering the fallen of various wars and armed conflicts
  • A lively imagination
  • Peace in death
  • Messages delivered in dreams
  • Resurrection and eternal life
  • Beauty and success
  • Extravagance and luxury

(Reference from http://www.flowermeaning.com/)

What on Earth is a Pastel?

Pastel as an artistic medium is pure pigment dust held together by a transparent binder and formed in a stick or encased in a pencil. Pastel works age beautifully, their brilliant colour does not fade with the passing of time.

How to care for your Pastel Painting

This artwork is painted on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®, a paper card specially created for pastel paintings. The pastel pigments bind greatly with the Pastelmat, and no fixative is needed to secure the applied layers. However, pastel works should never be directly touched. They are best kept under a matted, glass-protected frame and away from high humidity, direct sunlight, or extreme heat.