'Sunset at Loch More' - watercolour - 25 x 36 cm
Caithness is known for its big skies and each season brings out different aspects. I find summer sunshine a bit uninteresting because of the lack of clouds and the washed out light. Rain showers bring spectacular rainbows though. The late sunsets mean that days are very long and it hardly gets dark.
Winter is a complete contrast. The days are very short and the sun is low in the sky. The light is often poor, but on cold sunny days it can be very clear and the afternoon sunsets are beautifully soft and colourful. The following long nights are crystal clear with spectacular views of the stars and the white streak of the aptly-named Milky Way. A bonus this year has been good views of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Not as spectacular as the view from Arctic regions, but impressive even so.
'The Northern Lights' - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm