Sailing Under the Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge crosses the estuary between Hessle in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber in North Lincolnshire.

At the time it was built in 1981, it was the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge (1.4 miles). That record was beaten in the late 1990s but the Humber Bridge remains the longest in the world that can be crossed on foot or by cycle.

The bridge is a beautiful achievement, and I am not the only one to be inspired by it.

Thanks to Skipper Bruce, for giving me the opportunity to see it from this viewpoint!

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Isle of Tiree III

Isle of Tiree X - watercolour by Jo DunnThe sky meets the sea
on the Isle of Tiree
Isle of Tiree VII - watercolour by Jo Dunn

 

Isle of Tiree II

Tiree VI - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn

Tiree III, drawing by Jo DunnThe Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides.
It is relatively small – about twelve miles long and three miles wide
– and very flat.

 

In the bleak mid-winter

The bleak mid-winter, a watercolour painting by Jo DunnIn the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan ;
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone ;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow ;
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago…

From the poem ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Christina Rossetti, published in 1872.

Christina Rossetti

 

View from the Drone

View from the drone painting by Jo Dunn 2017
Leeds – like I’ve never seen it before!

The trees in the foreground are along the edge of Soldier’s Field, Roundhay Park. On the far right, you might just make out the Parkinson Building.

Painting outdoors again

24th May 2017 by Jo DunnThese paintings are from 3 weeks ago, the first time I painted outdoors this year. I worked alongside artist Michael Daly. He asked me to use his paints, brushes and preparation techniques, which are all different to mine. I’m very happy with the results.

24th May 2017 ii by Jo DunnAnd thanks to David, for his kindness and hospitality in allowing us to splash and daub in his lovely garden.

David's garden in Roundhay

House Portrait #35

An art lover’s house in Roundhay, Leeds. The owners requested a drawing in colour and I was happy to oblige. Painted last week on watermarked T & J H Kent paper from c.1950.