'A Walk by the Spey', watercolour, 39 x 28 cm.
This is a view of snow by the River Spey in Fochabers only a couple of miles from where we live. The Spey Valley is a beautiful place at any time of year but you might be surprised to learn that this is actually within the town of Fochabers, the buildings of which are only just out of 'shot' to the left. The cricket ground is behind us. The path here forms part of the famous 'Speyside Way' walk. For the painting, the warmth of the sunshine contrasts with the coolness of the snow and the distant river is lost in the frozen mist and sunshine. This is Rob's favourite weather!
The original painting was sold.