Royal Crescent Bath Prints, Bath Limited Edition Prints | Bath Paintings and Prints – Alan Reed
These watercolour Prints of Bath were taken from the original watercolour. The original painting was based on sketches made on location depicting the majestic sweeping curve of the Royal Crescent in Bath.
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Alan Reed Awards
Northumberland based Artist Alan Reed’s Art Gallery has a great choice of Original Bath Paintings and Limited Edition Prints of Bath. Our collection include The Roman Baths and The Circus.
Winner of the Bath Prize
Early this morning I received an email to say I had won the category for the best painting of the Circus Bath in the Bath Prize 2011. In 2010 I came 1st runner up in the Bath Painting Prize with my watercolour of The Royal Crescent.
Spurred on by this success, I decided to enter the competition again. This year the competition had several new categories for artists to paint. One of which was the best painting of the Circus Bath.
To enter, one had to paint a scene “plein air” of a specific location in Bath given to each artist by the organisers.
The Bath Prize Competition
My location to paint was Kingsmead Square. So in August, Susan and I went to Bath for a couple of days for me to paint on location. I obtained reference of the other scenes I wanted to pain too. As it rained for much of the time, so my plein air painting was executed under the shelter of an umbrella. However on the morning of our departure, the bad weather lifted. I was able to spend some time to get the reference I needed to do the winning painting of the Circus Bath.
I decided to do this scene in the same landscape format as last years painting of the Royal Crescent. After drawing the main composition in pencil. I put down some base washes of yellow and rose madder to set the tone for the distinctive honey colouring of the stonework and sky. Like the Royal Crescent, The Circus is constructed from Bath stone, a Limestone comprising granular fragments of calcium carbonate.
Alan Reed Awards
The danger when doing detail of this nature is to make it too tight and photographic. A camera can do a better job than the artist of capturing detail. I wanted to retain the freshness of the location sketchbook watercolours I had painted of the Circus. I had to keep my leather bound sketchbook open in front of me at all times as a constant reminder. The result was a winning painting, an original watercolour capturing the early morning summer sunlight warming up the classical Georgian architecture. Bath Prints and original paintings of Bath are part of our large collection of Art in Northumberland.
In 2013 Alan Reed’s Watercolour painting of “Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Mist” was Highly Commended in the Bristol Art Prize.
Alan Reed was the Winner of the “Circus Painting Prize” in the Bath Prize in 2011. His painting of “Pump Room in the Snow” was highly commended.
Choose your favourite Royal Crescent Bath Prints from our large collection of City Prints. These are a selection of limited edition prints of English Cities and Sport. The prints are only produced in small runs and each one is signed and numbered by Alan Reed.
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