This painting is more abstract using Artist’s pastels in vibrant strokes across a dark pastel paper. It is based on a photograph of the Shambles in York. I tried to show the effect of shop window lights on wet streets. I love the immediacy of pastels being able to create instant marks across the surface and knowing they will still be there for future generations to see.
Artist pastels are very lightfast and will stay true to the original colours due to high quality pigments being used in a higher ratio percentage in the chalk binder.