Thursday, March 5, 2015

Loch Loyal Boathouse

"Boathouse on Loch Loyal" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm


Most of the larger lochs in this area have a boathouse, for storing fishing boats and equipment. This lovely one on Loch Loyal is unusual in having a turf roof.


9 comments:

  1. Unusual is right... only in Europe would we see this.. It's lovely., and as always ... painted beautifully.
    Barbra Joan

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  2. Good morning Keith!... Your Boathouse owns the estate which you depict... both in colouristic and composition terms.

    I always enjoy the added heritage features that you provide in your guided tour descriptions. We sure do have moss on our boathouse roofs along the river.... but sodden /turf roofs??? Only in Scotland... EH??? .... Pity! HA HA!!!

    A grand picture Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards.,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, I'm surprised that you don't have turf roofs there, given the common heritage. Maybe the weight would be too much with the snow load in winter, whereas here it's an advantage in the strong winds!

      All the best,
      Keith

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  3. You can reach out and actually feel the quietness. It is beautiful, Keith.

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  4. Keith, I've run out of superlatives for your work. I'll just say that I love the strong sky, sense of distance and the lush greens that make this another very accomplished painting.

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  5. This is very beautiful and serene. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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    1. Hi Linda, and thank you for your comment.

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