Over the Sea to Skye
I'm sticking with my West Coast theme at the moment, because I'm still buzzing from our little holiday there. I need a West Coast fix every year! This is 'The Cuillin from the Applecross Peninsula'. The land on the left of the image is mainland Scotland, while the land on the right and in the distance is the Isle of Ske. The Cuillin is the distant mountain range which form incredible ridges and peaks for climbing and scrambling but here form a subtle and impressive distant backdrop. I love the way the myriad of little islands appear different against the sea in different weathers: here the mood s tranquil and bright and the islands stand out clearly, contrasting strongly with the bright, still water. This painting is all about the feeling of stillness, grandeur and ancient beauty under a limitless sky - that's how it made me feel sitting on those rocks. I like to think this couple would share my thoughts as they gaze at the view together.
There will be more West Coast paintings to follow - I'm still buzzing with the memories of our holiday there and have some beautiful projects under way!
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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.