This original oil painting has been inspired by my personal studies of the Angel of the North in Gateshead and a recent commission to paint this iconic statue by Anthony Gormley.
Observations of many a winter sunrise and unusual cloud formations have helped create a unique painting.
The wings of the angel have been coated with 22 carat gold leaf. Depending on the lighting conditions, the painting takes on a different effect.
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Watch a short video of the wings being painted.
An original watercolour painting of Auguste Rodin's famous marble sculpture "The Kiss"
Using watercolour, arguably the most difficult of all mediums, and a limited palate, I've wanted to capture the coolness and hard form of white marble.
This original watercolour has been painted on hand-made Fabriano Esportazione which is no longer being manufactured. The very rough textured surface is incredible to paint on in watercolour. You can create some amazing textures and "wet on wet" effects.
I've been to the Fabriano paper Mill in the Marches region of Italy on two occasions to purchase their beautiful paper and leather bound sketchbooks.
I started to use their sketchbooks to paint "en plein air" just after my first visit to their factory in 2002 . After using up my sketchbook supplies from Fabriano, I now make my own leather bound sketchbooks, a very rewarding process.
Also available as a limited edition print.
In May 2017 we planned a painting trip to a Scottish Island called Tiree. We stayed in a holiday cottage there called An Caladh which means "rest place by the sea" for three nights and hoped that its name would live up to expectations. It did!
The nearby beach of Balevuillin is a favourite haunt for surfers and I could see why as the waves rushed in.
I found a suitable vantage point and tackled two watercolours of the beach, one in my sketchbook, the other on a 12″ x 9″ Arches Block.
A classic view of Northumberland's iconic Bamburgh Castle. This impressive structure is set against a colourful early morning sunrise.
The rising sun is creating sparkles of light on the incoming sea and foreground rocks. This painting is now Sold.
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This stunning original watercolour of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland was based on a smaller study painted on location one beautiful winter's morning.
The beach was practically deserted apart from one couple enjoying the sunrise.
Original Watercolour Paintings of Oman Art
A beach scene painting of Barka, Oman which has probably been the same for thousands of years.
Fishermen bring in the catch of the day which is quickly purchased by the locals.
Painting on Gold Leaf is a rewarding experience. I've painted a number of works on Gold Leaf including a portrait of my wife Susan.
For this scene of Buckingham Palace viewed from Green Park, I've chosen to adopt an Art Deco style using just 6 colours. The gold leaf acts as an extra colour providing a strong light source for the foreground shadows.
Watch a video showing the effects of gold leaf on the painting close up
This watercolour was painted on location at Burnham Over Staithe early in the morning at low tide and with a dramatic sky.
I made several very pleasurable trips to this tranquil spot in Norfolk so I could paint "en plein air".
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