Holding on to the Dream
Part of the Graceful Masculine Series
Medium: Pastels on Pastelmat
Size: 12″ x 15.5″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: Exhibited at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery March 6-19, 2023
- Honourable Mention, West Carleton Arts Society’s Spring Fling, 2023
Never let go of your dream, no matter how many obstacles you might encounter. If you lose your dream, you lose your hope. If you lose your hope, there will be nothing left to live for.
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.