Red Cayenne - Framed
Original paintings with Soft Pastels on Art Sandpaper mount on board. 17" x 20"- Framed with art glass (non-reflective & UV protective) and a spacer to allow the appearance of a traditional oil painting. Pewtercolor frame size 18" X 18".
Soft Pastel has been used for centuries as a fine art medium, maybe the most well-known use of pastels would be Degas’ ballerinas.
Pastel is just pure pigment and a binder on a stick, which gives them freshness and more spontaneous results. They help keep my work light and simple, which is why pastels are one of my preferred mediums to work with.
Each of these paintings is an original; the white mat is just for display purposes and it might be stained with same pastels flakes.
The proper way of framing pastels painting is with art glass (non-reflective & UV protective) and a spacer to allow the appearance of a traditional oil painting.