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Roman Forum, First Light

I rose just after 5am to paint a small watercolour in my sketchbook to capture the first rays of sunlight catching the ancient columns of the temple ruins.

Even though you can't go inside the Roman Forum at this time in the morning, it's possibly the best time of the day to see this historic site as there are no crowds to battle past and there is a distinct peace and calmness to the city. The early morning light brings a golden hue to the architectural ruins.

This original watercolour has been painted on hand made Fabriano paper from Italy. The rough texture of the paper brings out the translucency of the pigments.

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Royal Opera House, Oman

Royal Opera House Muscat. I've watched its building development over the last few years. It was officially opened on October 12, 2011.

The Royal Opera House Muscat is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman, on Sultan Qaboos Street.


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Saddler Street, Durham

This original watercolour painting has been inspired by my many painting trips to the picturesque city of Durham. The walk up Saddler Street takes you to Durham Cathedral.

The wintery sky is reflected in the cobbled street where shoppers bring life and activity to the scene.

£1,650.00

Scarinish Harbour, Tiree

This watercolour painting depicts Scarinish Harbour, Tiree, one of the Inner Hebrides which we visited in 2017.

Within an hour or so of landing in a Sea Otter flown in from Glasgow Airport I painted a quick watercolour of the harbour in one of my hand made, leather bound sketchbooks. 

The little red boat is apparently the most painted vessel on the island.

 

£975.00

Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

Earlier this summer I painted a small sketchbook watercolour painting of Seaton Sluice, a picturesque harbour on the North East Coast.

As well as being a family day out, it was a typical summers day in the north east, patches of blue sky with sunlight bursting through dark threatening clouds.

I decided to work the sketch up into a larger 14” x 10” studio painting on an Arches Watercolour Block which I made a video of showing the different stages. You can watch the video here on YouTube.

£1,050.00

Shoppers, Grey Street

Grey Street in Newcastle has been described by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest curved street in Europe. 

I never tire of sitting down to capture its fine sweeping curve and Georgian columns in all seasons.

Painting Grey Street outdoors is a real challenge and not for the faint hearted. As I’m writing this, I’m getting tempted to get out there again!

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St Paul's Cathedral, London

A lively watercolour showing the magnificent Cathedral under a burst of sunlight. 

The figures have been loosely rendered to suggest movement and busyness and also to provide a sense of scale and heightened drama to the scene.

 A limited palette helps to retain simplicity to what could easily become an overly cluttered composition because of the detail in the architecture.

£850.00

Susan on Gold Leaf

Not for Sale

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Sycamore Gap, The Tree

I recall painting a watercolour of this tree in snow as a Christmas Card for the Marie Curie Cancer fund over 10 years ago. This stretch of Hadrian’s Wall is bleak but spectacular in its barreness and stark beauty.

Sycamore Gap is also known as Robin Hood’s Tree for its appearance in the film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.

I’ve since painted the famous tree of the year again in winter sunlight. My viewpoint is taken from the Military Road which shows the tree of the year nestling in the famous gap in the wall. Sunlight is catching the clouds behind and creating an overall feeling of warmth to the painting.

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