Well, it's not often the weather is like this on the West Coast of Scotland. This is another view I sketched on my recent trip, now worked up into a full-scale painting: 'The Shores of Loch Maree'. I wanted to convey brilliant sunshine on the far mountain and the loch, while focussing attention on the central headland. This painting gave me the opportunity to use colours I rarely use: pthalo blue, together with cobalt blue for the sky and reflection, and indigo. Indigo was one of no less than 6 washes used to get the deep colour of the foreground water! I like the feeling of stillness the painting has, which reflects pretty accurately the location: on a calm day this part of the world is silent, with only the occasional animal call to break the stillness. I hope you enjoy the serenity too!
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.