Durham Winter Light Prints of Durham | Watercolour Prints of Durham Cathedral – Alan Reed
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Taken from the Original watercolour of Durham City showing Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the rooftops of the city.
I have painted many different watercolours on location from this fantastic vantage point above the railway station.
Durham is a wonderfully picturesque city famous for its cathedral, it’s now a World Heritage Site. Travelling by train you will see spectacular views of the buildings in Europe towering above the medieval city below. It will come as no surprise that my Durham Paintings are extremely popular with customers from around the world.
When lecturing, one of the highlights of the year was to take a class of students to Durham for a painting project. The plan was to encourage the class to spend the day sketching around the city.
One of my favourite vantage points was Wharton Park above the railway station. Looking into the light on a sunny February morning was always a delight to capture in watercolour. These studies became the inspiration for further Durham Paintings executed in my studio.
How to paint
I’ve been doing a number of watercolour demonstrations for various art clubs. One group asked if I’d show them how to add figures in a cityscape. I was reminded of a small watercolour I did of Saddler Street in winter. Saddler Street is one of the older streets in Durham that takes you up to the Cathedral. At one time it had two.
The reference I had was perfect for the demonstration which the class enjoyed. I used a limited palette to capture figures making their way up and down the cobbled street, their reflections glistening in the wet. Due to the Beast from the East this week I’ve had time in the Studio to complete the painting And Prints of Durham are available online and which can be seen from my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland.
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