In an earlier blog post I wrote about a new painting of the Sandhill, Newcastle which features the Tyne Bridge. I spoke about another painting I’d started of Newcastle Bridges on a Summer Evening. It’s a scene I’ve painted before, however on this occasion it’s a much larger watercolour painting.
It’s one of my favourite views of the quayside as it takes in all the famous landmarks. The Millennium Bridge, Sage and Tyne Bridges are all featured. It also provides me with the opportunity to combine losses free brush strokes for the sky and river with more carefully applied details for the architecture and boats.
This new watercolour painting began as a demonstration for a local art club. In the step-by-step process I was able to take the viewers through the sequence of washes for the sky and base wash for the river. The more time consuming part of the painting was obviously the details for the architecture, bridges and boats. These areas demand patience, skill and accuracy without loosing the freshness of the more expressively applied washes.
As Easter is coming up soon, these new works will form part of my Easter exhibition at my Studio and Gallery in Ponteland. We will be open on Easter Saturday 10am – 5pm.