Part of the Graceful Feminine Series
Medium: Pastels on Pastelmat
Size: 15.5″ x 12″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: This artwork is currently on exhibit at the the Blackburn Hamlet Public Library until February 3, 2023.
Have you ever experienced a passion for someone so strong that it felt like your whole being was on fire? Passion, like fire, burns for some time, but in the end the flames diminish one by one until only ashes remain. If you are one of the lucky ones to have found this passion in your love life, best hold on to that feeling, for soon it will be just a memory… but that memory will burn forever.
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 and sticks 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.