Angel of the North, The Angel Original with Gold Leaf | Angel of the North Painting – Alan Reed
Alan Reed – Angel of the North
This original oil painting has been inspired by my personal studies of the Angel of the North in Gateshead. Also 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 are coated with 22 carat gold leaf. Depending on the lighting conditions, the painting takes on a different effect.
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Angel of the North Painting
Most folk have strong opinions about the Angel of the North, they either love it or hate it. Personally, I like it, as it’s always a reminder that I’m not too far from home if I’ve been travelling from the South.
One of my favourite paintings of the Angel of the North Painting is based on studies I made during the week the angel was erected. There had been heavy rain, the skies were overcast and the whole area was like a scene from World War 1 with the mud, the foreground pond and broken palettes lying about.
The view I’ve taken places a stronger emphasis on the more attractive lines of the body. Than the rather slab sided wings and the figure standing at its feet provides a sense of scale and drama. The overall mood of this Painting is heightened by the dark, threatening sky. The Angel of the North Original with Gold Leaf can be seen online at www.alanreed.com or in my Gallery in Ponteland.
I’ve also painted a similar version which is available as a limited edition print.
Angel of the North: 20 years, 20 facts
If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a massive sculpture in the North East of England.