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Morven

"Soft Light on Morven" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

This is one of the paintings that I am exhibiting at the Society of Caithness Artists Exhibition. It's another view of Morven, a mountain which I think is becoming my equivalent of Cezanne's Montagne Sainte-Victoire! It's there in my view every day and often makes a tempting subject.

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.

Sunshine and Storm Clouds

"Sunshine and Storm Clouds" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm 
Often the simplest subjects can make the most dramatic paintings. One day I noticed these trees, with their bright Spring foliage, against a background of dark storm clouds. The nearly complimentary colours of deep blue and warm yellow added to the drama.  I used only French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna for the whole painting.

Sunlight on Dalnaha

"Sunlight on Dalnaha" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

Another view of the cottage at Dalnaha. This gives more of an idea of how secluded it is. It's also an example of how useful clouds can be; throwing shadows on the landscape, and providing tonal contrast in a subject which could otherwise appear flat and uninteresting.