From Diana’s Point, Oman

£200.00

Image size: 300 x 225 mm

We first went to Diana’s Point on Jebel Akhdar in Oman back in November 2007.

The previous year I had received a number of commissions for a client in Oman depicting scenes around the Al Hajar Mountain range so I felt it would be important for me to visit this stunning landscape for myself.

I was not wrong. Apart from the invaluable experience of being able to sketch there on location, six years later my large watercolour of Jebel Akhdar Won the Artist Prize in the Royal Watercolour Society. The winning painting is available as a limited edition print.

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Diana’s Point

Diana’s Point is named after Princess Diana of Wales who visited Jebel Akhdar with Prince Charles in November 1986. Paintings and prints of Oman Paintings and Jebel Akhdar including Diana’s Point available from Alan Reed Gallery in Ponteland, UK. Choose your favourite paintings of Oman from our Gulfart Collection.  Paintings and Prints of Muscat, Arabian Dhows, Burj al Arab can be seen at www.alanreed.com

Jebel Akhdar, Oman

We first went to Diana’s Point on Jebel Akhdar in Oman back in November 2007.  I had received a number of commissions for a client in Oman depicting scenes around the Al Hajar Mountain range. So I felt it would be important for me to visit this stunning landscape for myself I was not wrong. The invaluable experience of being able to sketch there on location was immense. Six years later my large watercolour of Jebel Akhdar Won the Artist Prize in the Royal Watercolour Society. The winning painting is available as a limited edition print.

Learn to Paint

I’ve made a short, one minute time lapse video which you can see on YouTube that shows the main part of the painting process. On the left hand side of the screen you can see one of my sketchbook watercolours painted late afternoon. Diana’s Point was the highlight of this fabulous trip to Oman. Oman Paintings and Prints for sale at our permanent exhibition at 17 Cheviot View, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Anantara

Earlier this year we watched a BBC programme on Amazing Hotels hosted by Giles Coren and Monica Galetti. One of the episodes featured the new Anantara Hotel built on the area where Susan and I had a picnic on some rocks back in 2007, long before the hotel was built!

The Anantara Hotel really does live up to the programme. Total luxury included, fantastic food and infinity pool, and amazing viewing area. This is called Diana’s Point that overlooks the dramatic canyon below. Early in the morning you can watch the sun catching the jagged mountains. In the evening you can watch the sun disappear behind the horizon.

I did several sketchbook watercolours, some early morning, others at sunset. This A4 size watercolour on handmade paper forms part of my Exhibition at our Studio & Gallery in Ponteland, UK

Additional information

Dimensions 225 × 300 cm

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