A bit of a change for me this time, after painting lots of natural scenes. I wanted to paint my local town centre but didn't want to do just the 'classic' view down the high street. St Giles occupies a commanding position in the middle of High Street in Elgin and, as I walked past it looking up at the impressive frontage, I was intrigued by the perspective effects. This painting is the result! I've painted it in portrait format because I wanted it to be about the entrance to the church, with minimal distraction from the rest of the buildings all around. I had a lot of fun doing this, both working on the perspective, the distribution of tone and giving the people characters. If you are interested in how I create my paintings, I run another blog at www.robwighamwatercolours.blogspot.co.uk where I discuss this side of my work. Cheers for now!
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.