High Level Bridge

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Image size: 533 x 355 mm

Fine Art Original Watercolour – Framed

Image Size 21′ x 14″

This view of Newcastle’s High Level Bridge is one of my favourite paintings of Newcastle.

I first painted it back in 1992 except my first watercolour featured some of the buildings on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne. A few years later I decided to do another version.

This time I wanted to capture the low level fog and mist that sometimes hangs over the river.

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High Level Bridge, Fog on the Tyne Original | High Level Bridge Paintings of Newcastle – Alan Reed

Newcastle Painting of High Level Bridge

This view of Newcastle’s High Level Bridge is one of my favourite paintings of Newcastle. I first painted it back in 1992 except my first watercolour featured some of the buildings on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne. A few years later I decided to do another version. This time I wanted to capture the low level fog and mist that sometimes hangs over the river.

The view is taken from the very highest point on Newcastle’s Keep. It provides a terrific vantage point for many of the cities famous landmarks.

It’s been one of my more challenging paintings as it’s not easy trying to paint fog in a convincing manner. One has to paint certain elements of the bridge and foreground structures as though there was no fog. Then you lift them out using a brush and clean water once they are dry. It was also very important to paint the architectural details with great precision. It’s not just of the bridge, but also of the buildings nearby to add to the authenticity of the scene. I was delighted when my art teacher from my middle school days bought one of the prints of the High Level Bridge.

The High Level Bridge is a road and railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in North East England. It is considered the most notable historical engineering work in the city. It was built by the Hawks family from 5,050 tons of iron. Wikipedia

Newcastle Keep

The Castle, Newcastle, or Newcastle Castle is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

It’s built on the site of the fortress that gave the City of Newcastle its name. The most prominent remaining structures on the site are the Castle Keep, the castle’s main fortified stone tower, and the Black Gate, its fortified gatehouse.

 

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Dimensions 355 × 533 cm

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