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Low Petergate

This urban scene features a street called Low Petergate in York, England. It’s a medieval street in the ancient heart of the city, a place which reeks of history.

There are similarities between this painting and my earlier painting, Camden Conversation, although the locations are different. For one thing, both paintings rely on a pattern of red shapes for dramatic effect. For another thing, in both I set out to loosen up my usual tight, controlled style a bit. In “Low Petergate”, the looseness is mostly in my treatment of the buildings, though I’m sure many other painters wouldn’t describe the treatment as loose. It’s loose by my standards, that’s all I’m saying.

I put more detail into the pedestrians strung across the foreground. Since most are walking away, I chose for contrast’s sake to have one figure – the red-scarfed lady, third from the left – come towards the viewer.

I used this painting a couple of days ago – it was then about 90% complete – to illustrate to an audience at a painting demo how I add the final details. To read why I did that, check my blog post on the subject.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 8.5 x 11.8 inches, or 21.5 x 30 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £75.00.

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I’m prepared to sell this painting not just to buyers in the UK, but also to residents of the following countries*: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing), but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.

*To the best of my knowledge, none of these countries will charge import duty on the painting.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

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