"Newly woven white cool silk
Fresh and clean, like frost or snow,
Made a fan of our consenting love
Round-rounded, like a bright moon...
Always afraid-with the arrival of autumn days
Cold storms will drive away the fine heat -
Hide that fan in a box or chest,
The good feeling will be interrupted halfway".
(according to legend, the fan with these verses was presented to the Chinese Emperor by his rejected lover)
Two paintings-with the image of an open fan and its fragment, close-up, made with pastel pencils on embossed paper with a fabric texture. The paper is tinted with black ink. Halftone colors change depending on lighting. Pastel is on the borderline between drawing and painting and requires very good lighting.Then there is an infinity of shades, a game of translucent multilayering.
How to keep
Despite the fact that the picture is covered with varnish finish for pastel and charcoal, the most reliable preservation of pastels - under glass and Passepartout. In this case, the pastel work can live, without losing its initial charm, for a very long time.