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Duncansby Head Lighthouse

Duncansby Head Lighthouse
Acrylic
20 x 25 cm

Duncansby Head is the most north-easterly point in the British Isles and it really feels like the end of the mainland. The view looks out over the Pentland Firth and the next land in sight is the islands of Orkney.

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  1. What a beautiful scene! It's so restful. Great composition and color!

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  2. Hi Keith!... A great subject... lovely warm colour and light!

    I love the way that you have layered the levels from the grass upward... up into the clouds and sky! Very effective!

    "You are on a strong roll.... love the switch over from panoramaic mountainscapes to single focussed subjects.. close up! A nice change in your posts!

    Great work Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warm regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Well done painting, Keith. Beautiful scene.

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  4. "...lovely warm colour and light"

    It's interesting to paint all the different whites Bruce, whereas in watercolour I just have the white of the paper.

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  5. Keith you have to sign up at http://www.paintmap.com/ really!!

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  6. Hey, that looks interesting René. I'll certainly get on to that.

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  7. hi Keith,
    i'd like open a window on my blog dedicated to you. if you send me your email I will activate you as author. thanks. Marco

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