Friday, July 25, 2014

Scotscalder Station

"Into the Sunset" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

This view is from my nearest railway station at Scotscalder. It's unmanned, and if you want to catch a train here, you have to hold out your hand to tell the driver to stop. The journey south to Inverness takes three and a half hours, and winds in and out around the mountains and estuaries.
I think the little building in the view is probably a line-man's hut, like another one that I painted recently.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Below the Castle of Mey

"The Castle of Mey from Wester Haven" - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm

This is an unusual view of the Castle of Mey, from the harbour of Wester Haven, which has featured in a couple of my recent posts, here and here. The misty effect beyond the rocks was caused by smoke that was drifting across from a fire. I thought it was a useful device for breaking up the strong horizontal of the distant shoreline.

The Great Herdsman

"Buachaille Etive Mòr" - watercolour - 25 x 36 cm

This mountain stands at the entrance to Glencoe and at the head of Glen Etive. It looks out over the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor and dominates the view for miles. It is a well-known landmark to anyone travelling north on the road to Fort William. The name, Buachaille Etive Mòr, means "The Great Herdsman of Etive", and it has a sister peak called Buachaille Etive Beag, or "The Little Herdsman of Etive".





Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Latheron Art Show 2014


These are the paintings that I am showing at the Latheron Art Show, next weekend, 23rd to 25th May.

"Sunset at Loch More" - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm


"Maiden Pap" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm


"The Old Inn at Milton, Dunbeath" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm


"Thulachan, Strathmore" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wester Haven

"Low Tide at Wester Haven" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm



This is the little harbour of Wester Haven, which I mentioned in my previous post about the Ice House. The boat is used for lobster fishing, which is a common activity around the coast.