“Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland Print | Northumberland Castle’s Prints – Alan Reed”
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must for anybody visiting the coastal area of Northumberland. The thrill of crossing the causeway at low tide is surpassed by the beauty and rich history of the island itself.
This view was painted from the beach featuring Lindisfarne castle.
These stunning Original Paintings now grace the walls of their boardrooms and Alnwick Castle was one of them.
The Northumbrian town of Alnwick boasts a magnificent castle as well as stunning gardens. I’ve had the privilege of painting both.
Lindisfarne Prints and Scenes of Northumberland Castle’s for sale at www.alanreed.com
I had to spread the paintings out over the course of a year so that I was capturing all of the seasons. After working out when the sun was most likely to be catching the ancient architecture. I felt that the last light of a summer evening was going to best for this particular scene.
The paintings were created on expensive hand made watercolour paper, heavily textured. This was ideal for rendering both the stone and the foreground grasses. It also allowed me to make quite large, free brush strokes to indicate the low lying clouds reflected in the slow moving River Aln.
The painting that was commissioned worked well for the client and I was so pleased with the result that I decided to do a slightly different interpratation. I painted the same view which I later reproduced as a limited edition print. The original watercolour can be seen at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland.
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