Wednesday, August 26, 2009

John O'Groats

These are two small watercolours I've just painted to re-stock a local gallery.


John O'Groats
Watercolour, 18 x 25.5 cm



The Castle of Mey - Rain Shower
Watercolour, 18 x 25.5 cm

12 comments:

  1. There's something about that part of the world that fascinates me. I think it's the remoteness and solitude you must find in those areas. I'm determind to get up there one day. Lovely paintings Keith.

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  2. I think you would find lots of the kind of subjects you like Steven. It's certainly the remoteness and solitude that inspires me.

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  3. I love both these paintings Keith. The whole composition is great. I admire how you can make the buildings so clearly defined yet with little detail. You have even made John O' Groats look attractive.

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  4. Thanks Ingrid. It's best not to have too much detail at John O'Groats isn't it!

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  5. I adore the John O Groats one. Its a wonderful painting, lovely light and crisp simplicity of the buildings, but it also takes the busy nature and modernity of the place and manages to show this other calmer, more harmonious side.

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  6. Thanks Nicki. It's a shame that the lovely old hotel has become run-down and over-shadowed by the modern development. It definitely looks better from a distance.

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  7. some excellent posts and paintings lately keith.
    you are getting so good
    the sky and backlight in john o'groats work so well
    thanks for the demo!

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  8. Wonderful castle! Something that we lack here. . . . .

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  9. Yes Diane, there is a wonderful combination of scenery and history in Scotland (there I go again with my tourism promotion!).

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  10. WOW....a lot of really cool work. I especially like these two watercolors. Inspiring.

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  11. Thanks Jared. I've had a quick look at your website and I can see some good work there. I'll be back to have a better look.

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