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Annual Exhibitions

"The Thurso at Strathmore Lodge" - watercolour - 24 x 36 cm

This is one of the paintings I will be exhibiting at the Society of Caithness Artists Exhibition, in Thurso, from 23rd July to 3rd August.
I will also have paintings in the East Sutherland Art Society Exhibition, in Golspie, from 23rd July to 2nd August.


  1. A lovely contemplative feeling piece... which agaoin reflects the power of your keen plein air observations and your passion for open and wild spaces!

    Good luck with sales Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  2. Thanks Bruce, the hot weather has arrived here now. I hope it doesn't put people off going to art shows!

    All the best,

  3. Lovely painting Keith. Good luck with sales at the exhibition.

    1. Thanks Stuart. I hope you're managing to keep busy.

  4. Keith, I never cease to be amazed at how you can make a superb study of a fairly simple and plain scene. I love the way the Thurso draws our eye into the distant roof top (Strathmore Ledge ?) and I'm intrigued that the very dark line of distant trees works well despite being the opposite to what we would normal expect (distance = paler). It goes to show that 'rules' are there to be broken. I've recently been looking back at the works of one of my favourite artists, James Fletcher-Watson, and your work reminds me very much of his. As always, your sky is powerful and commanding. Great work.

    Good luck with the exhibition ... I so wish I could get there.

    1. Yes John, we shouldn't stick to rules too rigidly, it's depends on what works best for each painting.

      James Fletcher Watson used to be my favourite painter too, and I still admire his watercolours. I'm sure some of that influence has stayed with me, especially his use of rich colours and strong tonal contrasts.

  5. You have captured the sky beautifully in the above painting. I do hope that the exhibition went well; I'm sure that it did, you do such wonderful work.

    1. Thanks Diane, it was all about the sky. I watched the shower clouds approaching, and how everything went dark and grey under them. It was like a blanket being drawn over the landscape.


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