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Bryan Evans

Born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales in 1964, Bryan Evans has been based in Glasgow, Scotland, since 1988. He specialises in paintings & prints of Glasgow, Edinburgh and other Scottish towns & cities.

He is predominantly a watercolour painter and also produces etchings and mezzotints, as well as a range of reproduction prints. His watercolours and prints have achieved widespread recognition in Scotland, and he was once memorably hailed in the Glasgow Herald as the “New Scottish Impressionist”.

You can contact Bryan at daibry2000@yahoo.co.uk

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Hannah’s Back

I’ve tried to push my technique a little with this painting . It’s quite a large watercolour piece ( 69×43 cm ), painted from life . I started with a reddish wash and lifted some of the colour to produce the highlights before working into it with darker paint and watercolour pencils before adding gouache . I’m planning to develop the technique a little with subsequent work . Apologies to Hannah if I gave her a bit of a stiff neck ….. but then , I’ve always been a pain in the neck I suppose .

Hannah’s Back

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Reds & Greens

This is the close of a friend . Because of security doors most of the tenements I can get access to seem to be those of people I know , these days . Anyhow , this lovely , spiral stairway is on the outskirts of Rothesay on beautiful Bute . As is often the case , I struggled for a title so fell back on a description of the colours .

Reds & Greens

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Dunoon Pier

The lovely , but slightly dilapidated Dunoon Pier building , overlooking the Clyde estuary in beautiful Argyll .

Reflections at Dunoon Pier

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Sorcha with a head-scarf

I’ve not been producing any new original prints for over 3 years but I’ve started on a few new ones over the last month or so . This is one of the first to be finished . It’s a mezzotint , which is a very time-consuming engraving technique (more details at the top of my ‘original print ‘ page )

Sorcha with a head-scarf

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A stripey Jordan again

Another examination of stripes and the human body . This is another study of the ever patient Jordan . In this drawing I was interested in the way the black dress material appears to make the model’s body disappear into the background . The drawing involved two , two hour sittings from life , followed by a little tweaking later .

Jordan in a striped dress

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White Stripes

Another in my series of figure/portrait studies of the human body , defined by stripes . This time it’s my regular ( and very patient sitter ) , Jordan ,wearing a black dress with white stripes . I like the way that , without the stripes , she would appear to disappear into the background .

Jordan in Stripes

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Sandra

A friend , very generously offered to sit for me for this study . It took roughly 2 , 2 hour sittings , as well as a little tweaking afterwards .

Sandra

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The otherside of Jordan

A detail of a figure study from life . You can see the whole painting on my ‘Paintings of People ‘ link on the left of this page . The more I draw Jordan , the more I’ll have to search the titles of Gospel songs about the river Jordan . Sorry Jordan ( the person , not the river )

The Otherside of Jordan (detail)

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Autumn at Glasgow University

It’s ironic that it’s not until Autumn is almost over that I manage to finish paintings inspired by it’s colours . Here’s a wee one , hot off the drawing board

Glasgow University Tower – Through Autumn leaves

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Autumn Colours

We’re getting to the end of Autumn but I don’t think it’s too late for a seasonally appropriate painting . Autumn light falling on the iconic Glasgow University tower

Autumn Light on Glasgow University Tower

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