Pulteney Bridge

Sketches of Pulteney Bridge and weir in the centre of Bath. In the first one a river trip’s about to set off, and a red sight-seeing bus has just crossed the bridge; the tourist season is waking up. The close-up of the weir is from 2013 when I was first discovering dilute grey ink, building up layers of tone. And the last sketch is from 2012, when I’d been sketching for a year, and was just using black ink and watercolour.

weir1weir111 shoes4weir2Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – various times

bridge1111Carbon black ink in fountain pen, watercolour, A5 – 20 mins

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to Pulteney Bridge

  1. pulsey99 says:

    Love these. Reminds me of sitting on a bench by the river in the middle of winter, munching a toasted sarnie from one of those little cafe’s on the bridge.

  2. juleswoolford says:

    Fab sketches one of my favourite landmarks in Bath!

  3. juleswoolford says:

    Fab sketches. One of my favourite Bath landmarks!

  4. Ed Mostly says:

    Thanks Jules, it’s a good spot, with a lovely continuous roar from the weir. Ed

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