Medium: Pastels on Pastelmat
Size: 18″ x 24″ (unframed)
Year of creation: 2023
Artwork Availability: Available


Splash is part of my Waterworks series.

As he splashes his face, droplets dance in the air, glistening like scattered diamonds. Some swiftly cascade down his cheeks, while others hover in the space around him, suspended momentarily in the sunlight before succumbing to gravity. With each gentle touch, tension washes away, leaving behind a renewed sense of tranquility. The tiny droplets, like magical messengers, scatter in every direction, as if elated to have participated in this act of invigoration.

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.