Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 14″ x 21″ (unframed)
Awards: Viewers’ Choice Award , Foyer Gallery’s The Glow of Winter show, 2020
Artwork Availability: This artwork is currently on exhibit at the the Blackburn Hamlet Public Library until February 3, 2023.

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.

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