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Soft pastel garden painting, ‘A shadowy reprieve’


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A soft pastel garden painting.

This garden painting, ‘Shadowy reprieve’, was rendered in soft pastel after a pleasant visit to the Greek isles.

I love the casual planting approach rather than something formal, as it tends to mimic everyday life. This semi-wild bed of plants excites me in that it can be so beautiful almost without effort. We don’t always recognize the beauty of day-to-day living.

It was a joy to create this pastel artwork after walking through a local village in Greece. Join me in the shadows away from the hot sun. The flowers enjoy a shaded few hours as the hot sun passes behind some obstacles. A carefree moment now offers a timeless memory of an afternoon stroll.

Image specifics

Image size: H 30 x 46 cm

Original Artwork in soft pastel

Original Art: $400 unframed

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Technical Information

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.