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.
Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – various times
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.
Fab sketches one of my favourite landmarks in Bath!
Fab sketches. One of my favourite Bath landmarks!
Thanks Jules, it’s a good spot, with a lovely continuous roar from the weir. Ed