Monday, November 28, 2011

Strathy Point

Strathy Point
Watercolour
25 x 35 cm


Strathy Point lies on a rocky promontory and gives good views of the northern seaboard of Caithness and Sutherland. On a clear day it's possible to see all the way from Dunnet Head, in the east, to Cape Wrath, in the west. This is also a good place for spotting the whales which are often seen off the coast (I never seem to be there at the right time!).

This painting is one of several of mine which will be exhibited at Caithness Horizons throughout December.

10 comments:

  1. Hi there Keith!... Another great seascape subjsct!

    I love the sharp contrast you've created between the cold grey stormy sky... and the prisitine whiteness of the light perched on the promontory and the lovely shoreline action!

    A really successful piece!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. Fabulous movement in the water, Keith! I always look at your paintings and wish I could simplify the way you do......Good luck with your show sales.

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  3. Good luck with the show Keith, those folks will be proud to have such nice work hanging.

    I agree totally with Maggie the way you simplify the subjects are stunning.

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  4. Hi Bruce, you have identified the main point of the painting, of course. I deliberately moved the darkest part of the sky to be behind the lighthouse.

    It must be quite an experience to be there in a real storm!

    All the best,
    Keith

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  5. That's funny, Maggie, I always look at your watercolours and think how beautifully simple they are. Your recent "Painting the Blues" series are good examples; They have a Zen-like quality to them.

    I suppose we are never satisfied and that's what keeps us going.

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  6. Those dark tones in the sky really pull the eye into the lighthouse without looking contrived. Superb work.

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  7. How beautiful! How I wish I could paint like this!
    Gwen xx

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  8. Well you're very creative in other ways, Gwen.

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