Showing posts from June, 2021

A Flow Country Sky

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.  

A Farm Near Camster

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.

The old Man of Hoy

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!