Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 8″ x 8″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: Available.
Price: Contact me for details
What Does the Rose Flower Mean?
The rose is one of the most famous and beloved of all flowers. As William Shakespeare once wrote “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Roses have been revered for centuries. Historical evidence shows they were grown in China about 5,000 years ago and they have continued to play a part in history ever since.
The rose has many meanings which vary depending on its color. However any rose can be commonly seen as a symbol of:
(Reference from http://www.flowermeaning.com/)
This a pastel painting of two beautiful roses. It was created with soft pastels and pastel pencils.
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.