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Autumn on Wick River

Autumn on Wick River
8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm)

It was a very wet day yesterday, so I went over to Wick. I painted this acrylic from the back of the van with the doors open.

The river isn't dried-up like the Rhine in René's paintings. At this point it's not far from the sea so it's still tidal.


  1. Fantastic painting Keith. I've mentioned it before but what a wonderful part of the world it must be to live in. My sister and her husband travel frequently to Scotland and recently to John O'Groats. I'm quite jealous. Do you live on the mainland or travel by ferry to Wick and beyond?

  2. Yes I'm on the mainland, near Thurso. Wick is about 20 miles to the east. Your sister must have passed through there to get to John O'Groats.

  3. I can actually feel the rain - and the cold!

  4. Wow, Autumn is in full swing over there, ...

    what a colors and the sky, you can feel the wind and hear the water.

    Very nice, thanks for the back-link btw.

  5. Great painting you have caught the atmosphere really well.

  6. Sounds like uncomfortable viewing Diane! :-D

    Thanks René and Stuart.

  7. Absolutely stunning Keith ... I love it! The colours are fabulous!!

  8. Hello Ingrid. Glad you like it. We're getting some chilly autumn weather here now.

    Looking forward to catching up with you soon.

  9. Hi Keith,

    Thanks for your visit! And I am obliged. I like these acrylics of yours, and I agree, they are much quicker for an end result than oils.
    I have used them in the past, but I recently restocked with some fresh tubes. Unfortunately, I ordered colours that were not quite so viscous as usual, and I am finding it difficult to get the 'oil painting' effect with them. So now I shall have to hope for a sale, and then buy some thicker acrylics!

    meanwhile, back to the oils!

  10. You could add gel medium or texture paste John. It would mean more mixing but it would save having to waste the paint.

  11. Oh no, Keith, it was not uncomfortable - but I know how cold Autumn can be in your part of the world.

  12. Somewhere I don't go to often enough, you've caught the mood of autumn beautifully here.

  13. I didn't go over to Wick much in the past either, but I seem to be getting over there more now. The riverside walk, with its reedbeds is particularly interesting.


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