Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Pulteney Bridge Artwork

My latest work continues to be based on the iconic Palladian Pulteney Bridge, Bath.  The bridge still supports shops that are in open daily in the city and the public can also enjoy views of the bridge spanning the river Avon and its dynamic weir.

Back in the studio these paintings were made using an expressionistic application of acrylic paint.  Layering and mark making are seen to combine to offer an impression of the space.  Rather than offering a photographic realism that would imply that detail to be a priority, the implication of architectural features and stability together with the essence of the bridge are instead recorded.  These paintings can be read as an emotional connection or response with the place itself rather than a literal recording of an urban space.

Impressions 1,2,3,6,7 Pulteney Bridge Bath.
                                      Acrylic paint on Fabriano paper

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