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View over Bath in watercolour and charcoal

Posted On: Sunday 17th March 2013
Summary: A watercolour overlooking Bath in England painted entirely on location in 1985

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Watercolor   Outdoor painting   Plein air   Art techniques   Townscapes   Buildings   Charcoal   Watercolor painting   

watercolour of bath Since I'm on a blast from the past, this is a framed picture of mine which hangs in my sister's house. There's nothing like sisterly love! Like the last blog entry, this was painted in 1985 when I lived in Bath, sketched first with charcoal and then developed in fluid watercolor washes on rough watercolor paper.
The charcoal under-sketch gives a linear character with a bold feel which rather belies the idea that watercolour has to be subtle.

It's a wonderful view of Bath when you know where it is  full of poppies in a good year.

 

 

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