This is such an impressive building, even on the day we went up, when it was cloudy, it appears to reach above and beyond cloud level:
This is my final painting of this bridge in Canada. It’s been a useful experiment to paint the same subject in 3 different styles. Out of the three, I definitely like the first one the most. It just goes to show that initial thoughts regarding how to paint a subject can be relied upon.
In my painting today I combined use of salt, white oil pastel, watercolour paint and patterned paper:
The photograph that I used to inspire today’s painting was taken from inside a moving car as we crossed this bridge in Canada. Perspective was important here, so I really concentrated hard at getting it right. I have ‘skewed’ the angle of my painting so that I only had to get the perspective right for 1 side of the bridge rather than both! Is that cheating or can I get away with using a bit of artistic license?
I’ve used the same colour palette as yesterday but today, the colours were more muted. Sepia was the base colour to which was added alizarin crimson, cerulean blue and yellow ochre.
It was lovely to start this painting yesterday and complete it this morning. I’ve been putting off painting since returning from our holiday because I didn’t quite know where to start – we saw so many amazing places.
I decided to start with where our holiday began. This was a bridge that we crossed many times during our stay in Canada and it always looked stunning regardless of the weather and the time of day: