Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fishing Huts

"Fishing Hut at Loch Beg" - watercolour - 25 x 36 cm



Another feature of the rivers and lochs here, as well as the boathouses I mentioned recently, are small fishing huts. I presume these are used to shelter from the rough weather that we often get here. They would also bring a bit of relief from the biting midges!

This one is on an upper reach of the River Thurso, where it opens out to form Loch Beg.



8 comments:

  1. Very nice, very serene.
    I continuous admire your ability to make such nice work of a country side I would run out off screaming!

    Those midges are a real pain, I encountered a few (10.000 or so) in Ireland it was just horrible

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    1. Yes it's challenging to find subjects René, but the big skies and rich colours help.

      Ha, ha, it sometimes feels like the midges are at the top of the food chain!

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  2. Hi there Keith!... A tighter subject... but still it maintains that vitality and warmth of your usual more panoramic offerings! A nice shift!

    Our fish huts and their usage are different here... and your "mites" are blackflies in these parts... but their numbers and their pest factor hover at the same level here as well for outdoor types.

    A grand painting... with again... interesting commentary!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, there ought to be a medal for working with midges or blackflies buzzing in your ears!

      All the best,
      Keith

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  3. Another very nice painting Keith. Whenever I look at your paintings I feel that this is exactly how watercolours are supposed to be. Excellent work as always.

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    1. Thanks John, there are lots of ways to use watercolour but a simple statement seems more suited to the medium to me.

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