Roman Forum Original Watercolour | paintings of Italy – Alan Reed
Paintings of Rome
I rose just after 5am to paint a small watercolour in my sketchbook. I was able to capture the first rays of sunlight catching the ancient columns of the temple ruins.
You can’t go inside the Roman Forum at this time in the morning. But it’s possibly the best time of the day to see this historic site. As there are no crowds to battle past and there is a distinct peace and calmness to the city. The early morning light brings a golden hue to the architectural ruins. Paintings of Italy can be seen at our Gallery in Ponteland or online at www.alanreed.com
Read Alan Reed’s painting blog to see how this Original watercolour of the Roman Forum painting was created.
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Colosseum Interior, Rome is another Original Watercolour of Rome painted on Fabriano paper that I managed to get from an original paper mill in Sorrento. Standing inside the Colosseum on the ancient stone steps, it’s easy to let your imagination wander. And think on the events that took place almost 2000 years ago in this massive Roman arena.
I have been working on a number of painting commissions for an overseas client. He has a passion for Roman history and paintings depicting Roman architecture. To paint these subjects with the kind of insight and integrity that they deserve, I make sure that I gather sufficient original reference. I do this by going on location to the exact places that have been requested. For all your Paintings of Rome look no further than Alan Reed Gallery in Ponteland.
If you are visiting any busy city, it’s well worth the effort to get up early before the rest of the tourists take to the streets.
I’m pleased to say that my original painting of the Roman Forum titled First Light has been published as a limited edition print available online and from my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland, Northumberland. The original watercolour is also currently on view together with other original paintings and prints of Italy.