My new painting: 'The Ruins of Elgin Cathedral', watercolour, 14 x 10" (36 x 24 cm). This ruined cathedral, abandoned since 1560, stands near the centre of the Moray town of Elgin. This is the second time I have painted it, the first from a different view near the house at bottom left. This is more the 'classic' view, with the east wall prominent. I hope it does the beautiful old building justice. It has been a mild winter, with little snow and, from an artist's perspective, that's a bit disappointing! I love the snow and the effects it creates! In this case, I was looking for a good way to break up the large expanses of stonework in this view, and was keen to give the scene a covering of snow. This is the result. I particularly enjoyed the loose, hazy background of trees in beautiful but ethereal purples and browns!
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.