The En Plein Air theme continues! The beauty of painting, though, is that you don't need to show what you see if you want to change it! This is 'Where River Meets Loch', 7 x 5 3/8", watercolour, painted on a nice day in April, with no snow! However, the last time I'd been to this spot had been a snowy day, so snow it was! I wanted specifically to create drama and warmth despite the snow. So the dramatic, threatening sky provides a mainly cool and towering feel which is then set against a serene subject with babbling river and calm loch. The warmth breaking through the clouds is echoed by the warm reds of the foreground, set against the snow. The idea was to create a tension between the two competing elements, which are brought together into one compelling scene. It's up to you to decide if I've succeeded! Sadly I'm now heading back home to the studio as our little break is over - 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.