Skip to main content

Christmas Greetings

"Snow at Brawlbin" - watercolour - 25 x 36 cm


Happy Christmas


Comments

  1. Happy Christmas back to you and your family Keith!

    Look forward to new conversations and sharings in the New Year. It is always a pleasure to see your new work and to hear of your Scottish lore.. blended skillfully with your beautifully painted panoramic landscapes!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce, Deb and family

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always enjoy hearing about life in the Thousand Islands, Bruce, so I'm looking forward to what you have to offer for 2015.

      I hope you and Deb have a good holiday with the family.

      All the best,
      Keith and Elaine

      Delete
  2. Such a lovely mood !!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    best regards
    isabella

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Isabella. Happy Christmas and a Good New Year.

      Delete
  3. A beautiful painting, Keith; your work is always inspiring. Thank you for your kind wishes and the same to you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We had a hard frost on Christmas day which made the day feel festive yet no snow here as yet. We went to Aviemore yesterday for Richard hubby's birthday and saw some snow on the high mountains yet there was none in Aviemore or indeed loch morlich. Some fabulous skies for painting. Lovely watercolour painting very festive!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Caroline, there's no snow here either at the moment, but we had the hard frost; it's been difficult to get out at times because of the icy conditions.

      Happy New Year.

      Delete
  5. Thank you Keith for your New Years greetings. I wish the same for you .
    I hope this is YOUR year to become famous ... !!!
    Hey ! it could happen !!!
    Barbra Joan

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

North Coast 500

In 2015 the North Highland Initiative started a project to boost tourism in the northern counties of Scotland. The idea was to publicise a 500 mile route through Inverness-shire, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland and my home county of Caithness, and promote it as a superb road trip. I don't know how successful they expected it to be, but it has quickly become very popular and has been called one of the top five coastal routes in the World. In fact its popularity is becoming a problem for the local residents: some of the roads are single-track, with bays at intervals to allow two vehicles to pass each other, but there is an etiquette for their use that strangers are not always aware of. The result is that local people going about their business find themselves held up by slow-moving tourist vehicles, so if you use the route please pull over and allow other vehicles to pass. The amount of traffic will probably also cause damage to the roads, which were not intended for heavy use. Desp…

Christmas Wishes

A couple of my latest watercolours and -

Best Wishes to all for Christmas

"The Fuel Bowser", Watercolour, 24 x 18 cm

"View at Skelbo", Watercolour, 16 x 26 cm

www.keithtilley.co.uk

Moorland Fire

Moorland Fire Watercolour 25 x 36 cm
There is a definite feeling of approaching autumn now, with some cooler days and more unsettled weather. It hardly seems any time at all since the spring, when there was a long spell of dry weather and the moors were tinder-dry. There were a number of serious fires at the time and several nature reserves were badly damaged. I think they were mostly caused by accident or carelessness this time, but unfortunately there are people who seem to get satisfaction from starting fires deliberately.

The fire in this painting is of a different kind. Every year between, autumn and spring, shooting estates burn off small patches of moorland to leave a patchwork of heather. This encourages the breeding of grouse, with the old growth providing cover and the new shoots providing food. The operation has to be done very carefully, because fires can easily get out of control, and once the underlying peat starts to burn it can burn for days and is very difficult to p…