Wednesday 8 June 2011

View Down The Bradford-On-Avon Shambles

42 x 68cm

I have just finished this watercolour so I guess this post is hot off the virtual press. There is a tiny bit of gouache on the bunting but the rest is purely watercolour. I've tried to experiment with focus in this piece. The alleyway or 'shambles' is very loose, deep in contrast but quite scratchy hopefully leading the eye towards the church which is much sharper and more detailed even though it's further away. Too me this gives an odd sensation as if the church is moving toward you, similar to those famous dolly zooms Spielberg used in Jaws. Click here to see what I mean.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Chris
I love this watercolor... Your perspective is amazing.. This is something I am still trying to accomplish in my paintings.. Beautiful work!

Chris Dunn said...

Cheers Penny :-)