Audition for Angel
Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat
Part of the Graceful Feminine Series
Size: 20″ x 16″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: Available
Anyone aspiring to be an angel should audition to prove a sense of purity, kindness, and selflessness. Being an angel often refers to embodying these qualities and striving to help others without any expectation of reward. Being an angel is not about possessing actual wings, but rather about having a kind and benevolent heart.
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.
This artwork was created with pastel pencils 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.