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Skating in the Sunset, atmospheric watercolour


Skating in the Sunset is a part of my series of atmospheric watercolour landscapes, completed during January, February and March, 2024. I found that painting on a larger scale heightened the painting’s ambiance.

My inspiration stems from various photographs and places I have visited.

For the background, I built up layers of paint in numerous washes. This created a smooth transitioning between different shades of oranges. In addition, the foreground reeds and the distant trees and hills add depth to the composition.

Skating in the Sunset aims to create a glowing atmosphere of a sunset scene over a lake. Including a bird on the water adds a touch of movement. Also, it highlights the beauty of wildlife.

Skating in the Sunset is suitable for any room in your home, emanating a sense of calmness and tranquility that can positively impact your mental well-being.

You may also be interested in similar paintings, Teddington Lock at Sunrise, Fishing in the Sunset, and Sunrise Over the Stream, Bushy Park.


Painted on Saunders and Waterford cold-pressed watercolour paper (650 gsm), the artwork measures 38 x 55 cm within a 50 x 70 cm outer mount. It comes unframed.

A framed version is available for collection. If interested, please contact me via email at