Sunday, December 18, 2011

Reflections of Strathy Point

Reflections of Strathy Point
Watercolour
25 x 50 cm

This is the larger commissioned painting that I mentioned recently. It's another view of Strathy Point Lighthouse, but on a calmer day when the sun was shining. On days like that it's nice to wander around the headland among all the rocky outcrops, with wonderful views along the coast in both directions.

The lighthouse has been automated now so there are no longer any lighthouse-keepers living there. The cottages have been sold to private owners. It must be an interesting place to live and maybe a bit frightening sometimes, especially in a storm with 100 mph winds like the one we had recently.


Happy Christmas to all my readers

15 comments:

  1. Just amazing place to live and a very nice painting, just love it.

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  2. What an absolutely beautiful painting. You always get these lttle glints of white which almost sparkle. Merry Christmas to you and yours Keith... BJ

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  3. Thanks Barbra Joan and I hope you have a good Christmas.

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  4. Hi there Keith!... Every time you post... I think that the bar can't be raised further on the next post.

    But each and every time... you proceed to prove me wrong! This one is one my all time favourites... with its beautiful reflections and the crisp quality of your colour!

    You have captured the quieter moment in a space that must have its hardships and challenges for those who have braved living there past... and present!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards... and Merry Christmas from our house to "You" and yours Keith!

    Bruce and Deb

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  5. Hi Bruce, I'm always trying to raise the bar, that's what keeps me going.

    I hope you and Deb have a wonderful Christmas,

    Keith

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  6. I very much like the light sunshine areas and the shadows in this fine watercolour painting.

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  7. Thanks Caroline.

    I've sent an email to Heather and I've decided on "Impressions of an Untamed Country" for the exhibition.

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  8. That sounds like a great title Keith I can't wait to see your exhibition!

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  9. I agree with Bruce Keith, you keep pushing that bar higher. I like everything about this ... the way you've captured the sunlight, the detail in the building (just enough), the reflections in the calm waters and yet another outstanding sky.

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  10. Thanks John, as I said to Bruce, we can only make progress by pushing ourselves.

    Happy Christmas,
    Keith

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  11. A beautiful painting Keith! I love the tones, the sky, the reflections in the water and the light ... the light is wonderful! Hope 2012 is a great year for you and I look forward to sharing our art! :)

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  12. Thanks Ingrid. 2012 has got off to a good start for me with a few sales. I hope you have a good year too.

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  13. Keith, your work is fantastic, so happy I found your blog!

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