Well, it's taken a while but here's my second finished painting of 2014. I visited Badenoch and Strathspey with the intention of doing some photography and sketching but the mist was so dense I couldn't see the mountains I'd come to sketch! The mist proved very inspirational for this painting, though: The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge'.I wanted to convey a cold, misty day in winter but I didn't want to produce a cold painting. The foreground colours both offset the chill and bring the foregound right to the front. The misty trees behind enhance the illusion of depth. Those who know Carrbridge well will know I've taken a few liberties with the left foreground, but I wanted the colour! When I painted the misty conifers at centre I got the colour exactly wrong - they had to go and were replaced by the correct colour. Don't believe people when they say you can't correct watercolour! I really like this one, and I'm very proud to include it in the 'Inspirations' Gallery.
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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.