Sunday, October 30, 2011

Early Morning on Bridge Street, Melbourne

Watercolor of Bridge Street, Melbourrne, Australia
This is my most recent painting. It is a urban scene of a street in Melbourne, Australia. I have painted this watercolor scene a number of times and enjoy the challenge of creating the feeling of depth and atmosphere.

Melbourne has electric trams and their power lines add and extra opportunity to play with the design of my artwork.

The painting was done on a quarter sheet of  Arches 300gsm cold pressed paper.

The photo I took of this scene was taken very early in the morning with the sun almost directly into the camera so all the colors where quite muted. This suits me fine as I am more interested in tones, space and atmosphere when I paint watercolors.

Happy painting,



Studio at the Farm said...

It's a beauty! I feel like I am right there in the painting.

Leonardo Rubio said...

Una pintura muy buena y con una atmósfera que me gusta mucho. Saludos

Joe Cartwright said...

Thank you to both of you for your comments.

Clem said...

Wonderful watercolor, Joe ! I wish i could draw these cars, buildings and get that light as well as you !