Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 16″ x 12″ (unframed)
Awards: Viewers’ Choice Award at Nepean Fine Arts League’s Annual Awards exhibition in 2017.
This work 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.