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Recent Sales

Thanks to everyone who purchased my paintings at The Castle of Mey and recent art shows, and to regular customers on their annual visit to the area.

Here are some of the paintings that have now gone to new homes.

"Loch More in Winter's Grip" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

"Maiden Pap" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

"Low-tide at Wester Haven" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

"Thulachan, Strathmore" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

"Sunshine and Rough Sea at Dounreay" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

"A Flow Country Bothy, Shurrery" - watercolour - 24 x 36 cm

"Scrabster Lighthouse" - watercolour - 24 x 36 cm

"The Old Man of Stoer" - watercolour - 24 x 36 cm


  1. There must be a lot of very happy people 'out there'. Wonderful paintings, Keith. One of these days I might be able to see them 'in the flesh' (as they say). Each painting encapsulates its own very special emotion, pulling the viewer into a range of different experiences and memories. Thank you so much for posting them.

    1. Thank you Diane. I'm glad you enjoyed the selection.

  2. Congratulations Keith! Looks like you've had some well-deserved success of late! Beautiful paintings, and all very atmospheric.

  3. Good morning Keith!..... Bravo on these sales! every one of these is a winner... each bathed in your subtly controlled... but beautiful rich colour. Your mastery of sky and aerial perspective are your water colour hallmarks of distinction Keith. Both consistently of high standard!

    That Scrabster Light.... such a well designed compositon and executed painting! "Primo" in my humble opinion! No surprise that it's "out the door"!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

    PS Thanks for your kind words left at my site this morning!

    1. Hi Bruce, thanks for your comments, which I appreciate.

      I'm not surprised that the lighthouse is your favourite - not unlike Nova Scotia I imagine.

      All the best,

  4. Keith, no surprises here. Your paintings are what watercolor should be.
    Each one captures the sights and sounds..
    Congratulations on your sales , so well deserved.

    1. Thanks BJ. I'm glad to see that you are OK.

  5. Hi Keith, nice to see these all together on the web page. I particularly like the Maiden Pap painting- the middle distance hillside below the pap summit is very effective.

    1. Thanks Karl. Yes that was one of my favourites as well.

  6. A fabulous display of art Keith, and it's no surprise these have all sold. No favourites here for me .... they're all stunning.


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