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on: November 16, 2017, 07:01:01 PM
hi again ,  i have a ? on pastel protection. 10 years ago i had made portraits of my mother for my siblings , now they have faded. I met a pastel artist he said he never puts a spray to protec his artwork.   
could  the loss of pigment on my artwork be because of the spray.
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Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 06:13:23 AM
So sorry to hear that they faded. What brand of pastels did you use? I've heard of them going dark because of spray.... what spray did you use? I don't use any fixatives, which for me is fine as they aren't readily available here.

When framing the pastels always try to use a non reflective UV protective glass. Also if the paintings were hung where direct sun, or even in a brightly sunlit room they can fade just as w/c will.
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