Two of my loves are blossoms and pastels. Combining them both as blossoms in pastel was a great pleasure.
This was an opportunity to combine patterns and blossoms in a less formal way than a traditional still-life piece. Hopefully, the playfulness is obvious.
I almost felt that the background was a throwback in time when these specific greens were a fashionable statement. Blossoms in pastel was ultimately created as a playful artwork to brighten up a dull corner in any indoor space.
Image size: H 48 x 68 cm
Framed size: H 69 x 88 cm
Original Artwork in soft pastel
Original Art: $1 200 Framed with UV 70 glare reduction glass $900 unframed
Exclusive of shipping
When caring for any fine art piece there are some pointers to consider. It is best not to hang artwork of any kind in direct sunlight so as to eliminate any concerns of colour changes due to the damaging UV rays of the sunlight. Any artwork or photographs framed under glass that is in direct light can also develop condensation under the glass. This may lead to damp concerns within the artwork. If possible, ensure a good flow of air around the artwork. This will assist in reducing any chances of moisture-related concerns in a humid environment. Avoid bumping the frames of artwork as this will impair the visual experience of the artwork.
Framers do offer glass options that provide a UV filter.
It should be noted that soft pastel paintings, require the least amount of restoration over time of any fine art medium.
To clean the glass on the artwork, use a soft damp cloth, never a dry one, and rub gently using an ammonia-free glass cleaner. These are readily available in most supermarkets.
Wipe your frames periodically with a soft cloth being mindful to wipe the top ledge of the frame. Dust will eventually etch into any frame, so removal of dust will ensure a long life for the frame.