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Dhows, Coming Home

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Dhows, Coming Home

When I was painting on location in Kuwait back in 2009, I did several sketchbook watercolours around the Dhow Harbour. These studies became the catalyst for a number of original watercolour paintings of dhows, some of which I’ve had reproduced as limited edition prints.

This particular painting depicts a solitary dhow bathed in sunlight, slowly making its way in to the safety of the harbour to join the many other vessels birthed there. The painting can be seen at my Studio & Gallery in Ponteland. It’s also available as a limited edition print from alanreed.com

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Paintings of Kuwait

Mubarakiyya Souk

Entrance to Mubarakiyya Souk, Kuwait

In the late spring of 2009 I had an exhibition of my watercolour paintings in a gallery in Kuwait. I travelled to Kuwait in the January to do some sketchbook studies around the city and found myself fascinated by the old Mubarakiyya Souk. I made a number of on the spot sketchbook studies which you can see in another blog post.

I used these studies to do two studio paintings. A smaller A4 watercolour which is sold and this larger 21″ x 14″ original painting which has been published as a limited edition print.

You can see from the earlier blog post that I’ve used the same simple palate as the sketchbook studies, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red, Vandyke Brown and Payne’s Grey for virtually all of the painting which is currently on view at my Studio and Gallery in Ponteland.

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