Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside on Gold Leaf Earlier this year I received a number of painting commissions from a new client. To begin with, they purchased an original oil painting of Arabian Dhows painted on gold leaf. They really liked one of my watercolours available as a limited edition print title “Tyne Bridges, Summer Sunset”. The question … Read more

Bill Quay

Several months ago I received an enquiry about taking on a commission to do a watercolour painting of Bill Quay. The painting was to be a “thank you” present from a lady to give to her parents as she was getting married in the summer. Bill Quay on the River Tyne holds special personal memories … Read more

Tyne Bridges, Summer Sunset

. Newcastle Prints Tyne Bridge Prints for Sale have always been very popular for Geordie Gifts. Newcastle Prints including limited editions  depicting views of Newcastle’s Quayside showing one or more of its famous bridges. BUY signed and numbered limited edition The Tyne Bridge Prints for Sale.  Buy signed limited edition pictures and prints of The Tyne Bridge from www.alanreed.com … Read more

River Tyne Sunset

In one of my recent blog posts I talked about a commission I received when I first went full time as an artist. This was back in 1984 at the age of 22. It was to do two watercolours of the River Tyne near North Shields for a leading North East businessman. He wanted me … Read more

North Shields Fish Quay

Self Employed One of the first commissions I received when I went self employed back in 1984 was to do two original watercolours. They were both of the Tyne near the North Shields Fish Quay area for a leading North East businessman. Over the years I’ve kept going back to the reference material I gathered back … Read more

North Shields, Fishing

A few weeks ago I was doing a watercolour demonstration for a class in Rothbury. As part of the lesson, I was showing the students how to begin a painting, in particular the sky. This is often the most difficult part of painting a landscape or seascape and can be quite daunting for the inexperienced. … Read more

High Level Bridge, Fog on the Tyne

Newcastle Bridges I have a bus going past me, a train going over me and a boat passing under me. Where am I in Newcastle? The answer is found in the painting above. The High Level Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson. Stephenson designed the steam locomotive the Rocket with his father George and Henry Booth. … Read more

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