Thursday, July 25, 2013

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.


Monday, July 15, 2013

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.


Monday, July 8, 2013

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.


Monday, July 1, 2013

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.