Thursday, February 26, 2015

Golspie and the Moray Firth

"Golspie Pier" - watercolour - 15 x 36 cm


A view from the beach at Golspie on the east coast of Sutherland. The coastline in the distance is Morayshire, on the other side of the Moray Firth. The rolling hills there are so different from the mountains of Sutherland, and the stretch of water is so big, that sometimes it feels like looking across to a different country.


9 comments:

  1. Needless to say that I think your new watercolor is super... Your way of painting skies is something I envy .
    Such a feeling of space... love it ...

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    1. Thanks Barbra Joan, I love painting skies.

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  2. I can only echo BJ .... your skies are always outstanding and you've really created a great sense of space and openness. Nice work Keith.

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  3. I agree with Barbra and John: the sky is fantastic, Keith. From your paintings, which all contain a wonderful sense of solitude and isolation, I would guess that you spend most of your time in such an environment - it must be extremely satisfying.

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    1. Yes that's the kind of environment I like Diane: I hate being hemmed-in.

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  4. Good morning Keith!... Sorry for the delay in checking in... been in sickness and studio mode... HA HA!!!

    Spacious... ever changing wispy skies laid against the hulking solidness of the landscape and the breadth of a vast sea... patrolled by dancing gulls. I can feel the warmth... almost taste the saltiness of the sea air and the gentle push of the sea breeze against my cheek. I'm transported to the place!

    Truly... in every aspect... "Tilley-esque"! Yet another gem Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  5. Good morning Keith!... Sorry for the delay in checking in... been in sickness and studio mode... HA HA!!!

    Spacious... ever changing wispy skies laid against the hulking solidness of the landscape and the breadth of a vast sea... patrolled by dancing gulls. I can feel the warmth... almost taste the saltiness of the sea air and the gentle push of the sea breeze against my cheek. I'm transported to the place!

    Truly... in every aspect... "Tilley-esque"! Yet another gem Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, thanks for your comments which confirm the success of the painting. For me it's not so important that it should "look like" the place I'm depicting, but that it should "feel like" it. Your words show that, in your mind, you could be standing on that same spot.

      All the best,
      Keith

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