The shapes and shadows created on these carved doors in the Gulf provide great subjects to paint.
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Sitting outside in the sunshine, I had to peer into the dark shadows to capture something of the noise, bustle and activity of these traditional trading places.
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An Omani man with his young son walking away with today’s catch purchased from fishermen at the beach in Barka.
The Grand Mosque in Oman takes on a different quality when seen at night all lit up. The warm golden glow from the dome is a beautiful contrast to the midnight blue Arabian sky.
The Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman is a very impressive piece of architechure and is one of the first buildings to grab your attention as you drive to Muscat from Seeb Airport.
A limited edition print of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain) in Oman.
The Original painting won "The Artist's Prize" in the Royal Watercolour Society Competition for 2013.
I've been a couple of times to Jebel Akhdar and made number of sketchbook Studies which can be seen in my reproduction "Sketch Book of Oman".
The locals grow pomegranates on the terraces which are watered by an ancient yet efficient irrigation system called Falaj.
Watch a short video of the artist explaining how this original watercolour was painted showing more detail.
A local taxi driver took me up a little used road and pulled over for me to capture in watercolour this wonderful view of old Muscat in the evening light.
The old Fort at Nakhal in Oman has been beautifully restored.
I made several sketch book studies of the palm trees around the beaches near Muscat which were a valuable aid to this painting.
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