Painting of York Minster

York Minster Watercolour
York Minster

If one was to remove the figures from this watercolour of York Minster, the scene would not only loose it’s sense of scale, it would also look lifeless. Cityscapes are meant to look alive with a life blood of their own, indeed people are the heart of a city. There are occasions when it is appropriate to omit figures from a street scene, but generally it’s best to arrange them accordingly to give the composition interest, scale, life and colour.

Even though York Minster is quite clearly the backdrop to this street scene of busy shoppers, it’s still an integral part of the painting.

This limited edition print of York Minster can be seen at my Studio and Gallery in Ponteland and is the natural partner to my print of the Shambles.

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