The Back Side of Bath

Bath, famed for its honey coloured stone and elegant Georgian Buildings has a small, and gradually vanishing, industrial past. It washes up around the fringes of the River Avon that runs through the heart of the city. Bridges are part of that industrial heritage and good to paint. Part of their pictorial value is in their scale and the structure they create through line and form. I've drawn and painted beneath this old bridge in both felt tip and acrylics.

In posting this blog entry I'm immediately reminded of 'bridge scenes' I've seen recently in reproduction by Julian Trevelyan (pic. below RWA collection) and Philip Sutton.