Urban Watercolour Painting, Street Scene

Early Morning Bridge Street Watercolour Painting by Joe Cartwright

Early Morning Bridge Street Watercolour Painting by Joe Cartwright

This is a painting I completed this week. It is of a street in Melbourne, Australia. I have painted it a number of times and enjoy the challenge of creating the feeling of depth and atmosphere.

Melbourne’s electric trams and power lines add and extra opportunity to play with the design of my watercolour.

Painted on a quarter sheet of Arches 300gsm cold pressed paper.

The photo 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. I am more interested in capturing the tones, space, and atmosphere of my subject with my watercolours.

Happy painting,

Joe