There was a period of time when I worked in pastels. I loved their immediacy. It's very freeing to simply pick up a stick of color and go -- no mixing, no medium -- everything you need is literally at your fingertips. Even though I now use mostly oils or acrylics, I still will occasionally reach into that lovely box of pastels. As is evident in this piece, pastels are marvelous for capturing fleshtones.
This piece would ship with mat and protective backing ready for framing.