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Autumn on Wick River

Autumn on Wick River
Acrylic
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.

Sales of Artwork

When the economic crisis first started I feared the worst for sales of artwork. There did seem to be a slow period at the beginning of the year, but that time is usually quiet anyhow.
However sales have been good over the summer - at least they have in this part of the world. Maybe people still buy art in depressing times in order to cheer themselves up.

I've recently had my third successful year at the Society of Caithness Artists annual show, selling all the paintings I exhibited. I'm pleased to say that this painting is now in the collection of HRH The Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay.

Rock Stacks at Armadale
Watercolour
10 x 14 inches, 25 x 35 cm

Suilven

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

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