Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 15.5″ x 12″ (unframed)
Availability: This artwork is currently on exhibit at the the Blackburn Hamlet Public Library until February 3, 2023.
Award Winner: Special Merit Award at Light Space & Time’s “Seasons” international online competition, 2017
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.