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Season's Greetings

"Morven on a Winter Afternoon" - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm


Wishing you a Happy Christmas if you celebrate it, otherwise I hope you have a Good New Year.

River Island at Wick

"River Island at Wick" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm


I always find this island in the river at Wick interesting. Its banks have been reinforced with stone for some reason: maybe to act as a breakwater to protect the town downstream. The flagstone walls make it look like a fortress in the river. When the water is high and reaching right up to the foot of the stones, it can even take on the appearance of an old ironclad battleship sailing down the river.

A Little Old Man

"Sunlight on the Old Man" - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm


Another very small painting and probably the last one this small that I'll do for a while. The small size doesn't make them any easier to paint. If anything, the difficulty seems to increase as the size decreases. I feel the need for more space for freer brushstrokes.
The subject of the painting is the famous rock stack, known as The Old Man of Hoy, in the Orkney Isles.