Medium: Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat®
Size: 24″ x 18″ (unframed)
Awards: 3rd Prize for Works on Paper at Arteast’s Annual Juried Awards Exhibition, Ottawa, 2018
This work was created with soft pastels and pastel pencils.
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.
How to care for a Pastel Painting
This artwork is painted on Pastelmat paper, specialized for pastel paintings. The pastel pigments bind greatly with the pastel paper, and little or 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.