Showing posts from November, 2021

Harbour Buildings at Sarclet

Harbour Buildings at Sarclet - watercolour, 16 x 26 cm   Old buildings left from the time when herring fishing was a big industry in Caithness. Wherever it was possible to get down to the sea, along the rugged coastline of high cliffs, there were little harbours with buildings for processing and storing fish.  

A Ruined Croft

A Ruined Croft - watercolour, 17 x 26 cm So often it's the simple subjects that make the best paintings. I came across this old ruined croft while out walking. At first glance, it wasn't particularly special, just another ruin in the countryside, but that was really what made it an interesting subject: these abandoned farmsteads are dotted throughout the landscapes of the Highlands and they make up so much of the character of the area. From a more technical point of view the red tin roofs, contrasting with the greens of the grass and tree, made a striking colour scheme.  

Shore Cottages at Berriedale

Shore Cottages at Berriedale - watercolour, 17 x 26 cm   Old fishermens' cottages at Berriedale, in Caithness. They stand right on the edge of the shore, at the mouth of a river, and there is no vehicle access to them. The only way to reach them is over a narrow footbridge across the waterway. Sold

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Dunnet Head Lighthouse - watercolour, 17 x 26 cm   The lighthouse at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the Scottish mainland. Beyond is the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands. Sold