The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation.
This piece is two dimensional. It is set on a dark textured , hand-made paper. The dimensional shapes are made of 2 layers, foamcore with suede matboard. The medium is chalk pastel. The frame is and ornate concave gold highlighted wood.