Streets of Dublin in Watercolour

I sketched a few streets in Dublin one evening from photos I’d taken with the intention of painting them with watercolours. I really like some of the urban watercolour scenes that I see posted on Instagram and was trying to create a similar look. Also I wanted to add in more detail from the street scenes I’d photographed. I didn’t really manage to get the results I was going for, maybe I used to much paint and too many colours, I don’t know. Here they are anyway…

The Quays

Capel street

St Anne’s St

Henry St

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11 thoughts on “Streets of Dublin in Watercolour

  1. These are nice! You chose subjects with lots of interesting detail and I can imagine – because it’s the same for me – that it’s a bit overwhelming to get all of it right. I love the buildings in the second one and I think the fourth one really wins because of the people. The third one to me does seem to have more colours than the rest actually; is this the one you’re not sure about?

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    1. Thanks for your comments! In some of the urban paintings I’ve been admiring there’s a lovely, soft and watery quality to them. The colours all seem to blend nicely together. I guess I think mine are a bit muddy and I didn’t manage to get the colours or effect I was hoping for, but it’s all practice and learning anyway! Watercolours are harder to manage than I’d thought! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re aboslutely right, watercolours are really tricky in that way. It just needs practice though. The blending together effect is probably a wet-into-wet thing were you allow the paint to do its own thing. I look forward to more interesting urban scenes from you!

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