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Looking Out from Dirlot Gorge

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Looking Out from Dirlot Gorge - Watercolour, 16 x 26 cm  A fishing pool on the River Thurso, where it enters the gorge at Dirlot. www.keithtilley.co.uk

A Flow Country Sky

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A Flow Country Sky - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm The Caithness Flows are definitely 'Big-Sky' country! The lack of trees, and the flat landscape, mean that the sky is completely open over the whole field of view. I've never been so aware of cloud formations and changing weather, as I have since I have lived here. www.keithtilley.co.uk  

A Farm Near Camster

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A Farm Near Camster - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm   A marginal landscape, where grazing farmland transitions into the vast peat bog of the Flow Country.   www.keithtilley.co.uk

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