Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ben Hope from the North

Ben Hope from the North
Watercolour
25 x 36 cm



I've just realised that I haven't posted anything here for a few weeks. Preparing paintings for exhibitions has been taking all my attention recently. I've also been experimenting a bit with my painting and I'll probably have something to say about that if it leads to anything.

Meanwhile, here is a painting of the wonderful Sutherland landscape. The mountains of the far north of Scotland have a character that sets them apart from the rest of Britain. The geology of the area tends to form isolated peaks instead of the mountain ranges of other areas. They also often rise from nearly sea-level, so they look higher than they really are. Ben Hope is one of these mountains and it looks particularly impressive from the north.