This is 'Bow Fiddle Rock', 18.5 x 12", watercolour. Bow Fiddle Rock is located on the south side of the Moray Firth and is made of quartzite, or metamorphosed sandstone. The rock is very old. Now it provides a home for many seabirds, a few of which I have included in the painting. I really wanted this painting to have movement, so that it didn't look just like a photograph. The sky is therefore lively, as is the water, with a few splashes bouncing off the seaward facing part of the rocks. With a million cracks and fissures visible, I really wanted to avoid getting tied into detail so it is painted in a loose style, with a minimum of detail added. I think it really works, and the loose treatment of the rocks matches the similar treatment of the sky and water. I was really pleased with this one, which made the tricky climb down to the water's edge from the cliffs above worthwhile! At least I found it tricky!
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.