Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wind Turbines at Forss

Wind Turbines at Forss
Watercolour, 16.5 x 25 cm




Some windmills for my Dutch readers!

It's interesting to think that just out of sight, behind the wind-turbines, is Dounreay Nuclear Power Station (which is being dismantled now). What a contrast!

6 comments:

  1. I like it, in two ways.
    One is for the watercolor, such a great mood and depth you maneged to get in.
    Second the picture itself they almost seems like propellers on a huge ship (Hovercraft) propelling the nation into his future.

    I expect a nice watercolor for the plant now! :-P

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  2. Thanks René. I like the Great Ship idea.

    "I expect a nice watercolor for the plant now!"
    Already done - "Rough Sea at Dounreay"I'll be doing more though. It's such a dramatic subject.

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  3. I love your wind turbines, Keith. I am actually fascinated by wind turbines - the actual images and the sound. I did a large painting based on these images in 2006, but it is something that could be done again and again, from so many perspectives. Lovely painting - the wind turbines are so much part of it and, yet, at the same time, they have their own life.

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  4. I like this view as well, although as a photographer I have yet to produce an image that I like.

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  5. Thanks Diane. I can understand what you mean about being fascinated by wind turbines. For me it has something to do with their clean lines and a sort of gracefulness, combined with sense of great power. I don't find them easy to paint in a landscape though. They are so big that they seem out of scale with their surroundings sometimes.

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  6. I have trouble with them as well Jamie, as I mentioned above. I often think about painting the Causeymire Windfarm, but I can't seem to find a view that I like.

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