Friday, May 7, 2010

Quinag

Quinag
Watercolour
25 x 36 cm

Quinag is the most northerly mountain in Assynt. It is actually a range of peaks, in the form of a forked ridge, and includes three Corbetts (mountains over 2,500 feet). The highest summit is Sail Garbh at 808 metres. This wild landscape is now protected by the John Muir Trust.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Keith!... This is a magnificent piece... one of my favourites!

    The very finely crafted subleties in both the foreground and summit areas of the watercolour very clearly demonstrate your ability to both understand and recreate the airiness... or aerial perspective and difficult tonal control to achieve this...which is a triumph for the transparent watercolourist.

    Well done Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. I think you have captured the atmosphere of the Ise of Skye so well and Quinag is a magnificent view when touring the island. I especially like the colours used in your painting and the simplicity of the composition. Beautiful painting Keith.

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  3. I'm glad you like the painting so much Bruce.

    You are correct about the aerial perspective: I had to use some deft brushwork with a damp brush to get the summit looking right.

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  4. Thanks Caroline.

    I hope you don't mind me pointing out that this isn't the Quirang on Skye. It's Quinag in Sutherland, just above Kylesku.

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  5. Hi Keith,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, but I wanted to show you this:

    David Curtis ROI RSMA: Watercolours and Oils: 30th September - 3rd October 2010

    Maybe it's something for you?

    Take care.

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  6. wow keith those values are spot on,
    you made that mountain look so solid

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  7. Again Keith, wonderful capture of light.

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  8. Thanks for that René, I do like the work of David Curtis.

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  9. Hello Rob. Getting the values right is the main thing isn't it.

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  10. Hello Skizo and thank you for the comment.

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  11. Stunning! .. I really like this painting Keith!

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  12. Hi Keith!
    Thanks for the follow on my blog. Thought I'd have a nosey at yours and am so impressed! I particulary like this one - gives me inspiration and of course makes me think about how you've applied the pain and the conditions you work under. Really enjoying your posts - thanks! :)

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  13. Hi Helen, thanks for looking in and for the comment.

    I'm just getting into backpacking, so I will enjoy following your blog and hopefully picking up some tips.

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