Kissed by the Morning Light
Part of my Lady in Red Series
Medium: Pastels on Pastelmat
Size: 15.5″ x 12″ (unframed)
Artwork Availability: Available
This artwork is currently exhibited at the Plant Bath Recreation Complex, 930 Somerset St. W., Ottawa until April 8, 2023.
There is something almost sacred about the the break of dawn, the first rays of daylight. Bathed in this light of purest form, everything glows, and senses awaken to help usher in a new beginning, a new hope, a brand new day.
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.