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Suilven is a mountain in Sutherland. It's not particularly high, but its isolated position and striking profile mean that it dominates the surrounding landscape. It towers over Lochinver, the largest settlement in the area.


Suilven and Lochinver

I meant to make this a demonstration painting, but forgot to take the photographs, so I only have the under-painting to show.

Suilven from Glen Oykel
Acrylic, 25.5 x 35.5 cm


  1. Nice painting Keith. You just don't get views like that in Birmingham!

  2. I have been back and forth at this painting Keith. Still unsure it is the photo or the painting! It is beautiful .. I love it!

  3. No, not unless you can move mountains Steven, :)

  4. Wonderful spot. Mountains are very special, aren't they? I feel that you have captured the contrast between the majesty of the mountain and the loneliness of the place itself.

  5. I wonder what it is about mountains. I think it has something to do with their vastness. They are on such a completely different scale, in size and age, to human existence. I think it is good for us to get a new perspective sometimes!

  6. I really like looking at your blog, especially the paintings of Scotland, never been but hope to visit one day soon.

  7. Thanks Carolann.

    There are some wonderful colours and light up here.


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