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  • Painting on Gold Leaf

    I first started painting on gold leaf in 2009 when I was working on a large painting commission. As part of the project I worked on some small boards about 19″x 15″ which were primed with gold leaf. I used these to produce some experimental paintings, one of which was a portrait of my wife Susan. […] The post Painting on Gold Leaf appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • Tree of the Year

    Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland was voted Tree of the Year this week by a public vote for the nations best loved tree, organised by The Woodland Trust.  The winning tree will now receive a grant of £1000 for some “Tree LC” and will compete against trees from all over the Continent for the […] The post Tree of the Year appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • San Gimignano

    Susan and I first visited San Gimignano in February 1999. We were staying in Florence for several days and having seen San Gimignano featured on a holiday programme, we decided to go there for the day. A local bus took us to nearby Poggibonsi then after a short wait, another bus to our destination, the medieval hilltop […] The post San Gimignano appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • Christmas Cards

    Christmas Cards available to purchase online www.alanreed.com or from Alan Reed Studio and Gallery in Ponteland Our Christmas Exhibition is now on where you can visit us and see a large collection of Paintings, Prints, Christmas Cards and Gifts. The post Christmas Cards appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • The Artist

    21. My style really began to develop when I was an art student. It improved through my desire to become a better watercolourist. More than ever, I am always seeking to improve my skills and to become the artist I’m meant to be. 22. I find that I’ve learned to know when to stop. Too […] The post The Artist appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • The Artist

    This blog post continues on from the previous one where I have writing about my working methods, how I started my career as an artist and my artistic influences. 11. I use a limited palette with watercolours, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Rose Madder, Vandyke Brown, Payne’s Grey, Manganese Blue, French Ultramarine, […] The post The Artist appeared first on Alan Reed's Pa...

  • The Artist

    In 2013 I won “The Artist Prize” in the Royal Watercolour Society competition with my painting of Jebel Akhdar, Oman. The prize was a 3 page feature in “The Artist” Magazine where the writer Susie Hodge interviewed me. I’m regularly asked questions by art students about my working methods and how I started off as an […] The post The Artist appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • Painting Commissions

    One of the most interesting painting commissions I’ve worked on in 2016 has been for the Lakes Distillery. The Lakes Distillery opened in 2104 and is already winning awards for its Whiskey, Gin and Vodka. It is housed in a Victorian Cattle Farm with hand made copper stills, set in the stunning scenery of the […] The post Painting Commissions appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

  • Christmas Exhibition

      Christmas Exhibition starts Saturday 5th November with Fresh Coffee and Mince Pies. Click HERE for more information.   2016 has been busy and eventful year. It began with my watercolour “Mont Blanc and Manganese Blue” being selected for the Royal Watercolour Society‘s Competition in January. It is a painting inspired by a very memorable trip […] The post Christmas Exhibition appeared first on Al...

  • Roman Forum

    For over a year now I have been working on a number of painting commissions for an overseas client who 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 by […] The post Roman Forum appeared first on Alan Reed's Painting Blog.

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