Joy of Water

Medium: Pastels on Pastelmat
Size: 24″ x 18″ (unframed)
Year of creation: 2023
Availability: Not available for sale. In my private collection


Joy of Water is part of my Waterworks series.

The woman’s face glows with the joy of water as droplets cascade down her skin. Each droplet reflects a shimmering light, highlighting her happiness. The water, like a refreshing melody, flows gently, invigorating her senses. The serenity in her expression reveals a contentment that comes from being connected with the beauty of nature. In this moment, she embraces the purity of water, letting it wash away any worries, and experiencing a tranquil bliss.

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.