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The old Man of Hoy

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The Old Man of Hoy - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm    This iconic rock stack stands below the towering cliffs on the west side of the island of Hoy, where it is exposed to the full force of winter storms from the Atlantic. The basalt rocks at its base give it some protection, but I wonder how long it will be before sea-level rise, and the effects of the weather topple this venerable old man! www.keithtilley.co.uk

Snow at the Farm

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Snow at the Farm - watercolour, 13 x 18 cm This farm is just down the road from where I live, and it often attracts me as a subject. There is a nice collection of shapes and, as it stands on its own, it makes an interesting silhouette. Here it was the thick layer of snow on the track, and the snow-covered roofs that I liked. www.keithtilley.co.uk

The End of the Line

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The End of the Line - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm £140 I always feel there is something special about these remote farms. They stand on the edge of the moorland, where agriculture gives way to wildness. It's almost like the boundary between the land of Man and the land of Nature. www.keithtilley.co.uk

Clouds over Spittal Hill

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Clouds over Spittal Hill - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm £140 This began as a cloud study exercise from a quick sketch I made while out walking. I liked how it turned out, and fortunately I had left room to add the landscape in beneath it. The result is a nice example of the big skies we get here in Caithness. www.keithtilley.co.uk

A Loch in Broubster Forest

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A Loch in Broubster Forest - watercolour, 13 x 18 cm £70 www.keithtilley.co.uk    

Up-river to Morven

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Up-river to Morven - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm £140 www.keithtilley.co.uk  

House on the Shore at Dunbeath

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House on the Shore at Dunbeath - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm £140 This house, just above the shoreline in Dunbeath Harbour, must be a bit vulnerable to easterly storms I would have thought. There was a big storm a few years ago, which did cause quite a lot of damage along the coast. The line of concrete blocks, in the foreground, was put in afterwards to strengthen the defences. www.keithtilley.co.uk