Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Little Salisbury

With its flat top and conical shape, Little Salisbury is the most distinctive of the seven hills that surround Bath. I began this painting by experimenting with a slightly different drawing technique. Usually I pick a single colour to make the entire drawing with. The colour of the drawing medium gives the painting its underlying flavour. Looking at Little Salisbury I decided to use a different colour for each level of the hill. Although subtle, this directly impacts on the translucent colours that are then painted on top. Some of the inks used are opalescent so have reflective qualities.

Little Salisbury (above) the most distinctive of Bath's seven hills.

9 comments:

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Hi! It was a pleasant surprise to see you on my list of "followers" (how grand!) at my blog. Welcome! Thought I'd visit and return the favor.

I love your color palette. Just what my winter-weary heart needs right now....

Michelle said...

Love this one.

Miren said...

Beautiful colours!

dancing doc design said...

Was at a brocante where artists paintings were featured and thought of your colorful canvases! like this one ! most lovely!

CathM said...

This is just gorgeous. It's always lovely stumbling onto an awesome blog! ps Bath is a beautiful part of the country...

Sarahs illustratons said...

I like this one lots ;)

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful indeed. What I would like to know next is the story behind Bath's Seven Hills. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

glorv1 said...

What a beautiful landscape. Your so very colorful. What medium did you use for this? WOW! is all I have to say.

Renee said...

What a fantastic painting. I really love this picture.

Renee xoxo