Thursday, December 3, 2009

Slioch and Loch Maree

Slioch and Loch Maree
Watercolour
9 x 13.5 inches (23 x 34 cm)


I have just been watching a television programme about the wonderful wildlife of Loch Maree - White-tailed Sea Eagles, Black-throated Divers etc. - so I thought I would show a painting of the loch.

Loch Maree lies between the Torridon range of mountains and the Fisherfield Forest, also known as The Great Wilderness. The steep slopes of Slioch (The Spear) dominate the north side, to the south is the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and the village of Kinlochewe is at its eastern end.. The area around the loch has some of the last remaining scots pines of the Great Caledonian Forest.

10 comments:

  1. Good painting this Keith. Great atmosphere. I particularly like the colour harmony between the litle bit of beach in the right hand corner and the pinks in the distant hillside.

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  2. Thanks Stuart. I was pleased with the way the soft colours turned out in this one.

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  3. Hi again Keith!....An atmospheric delight! I love the wonderful trumpeting darks in your fore... complimented by the peaceful pastel-like quiet in your deep background area. A real treat for the eye!

    Constable would be proud of "You"!HAHA!! Nicely done!

    Good Painting!
    Bruce

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  4. The colours alone would have made a beautiful subject Bruce, but it was the dark tree in the middle-distance which really attracted me.

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  5. majestic keith
    colors so well balanced
    and great sense of space
    wonderful!

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  6. Thanks Rob. It was one of those really inspiring subjects.

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  7. I just stumbled on your blog.....and so love your watercolour paintings.....
    Maggie

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  8. Hello Maggie and thanks for the comment. Your paintings look beautiful and I'm going to subscribe to your blog so that I can see more of them.

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  9. Nice composition with great color harmony evoking a peaceful atmosphere.
    Jean

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  10. Hello Jean and thanks for the comments.

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