"The Golden Road - shapes and colours"

“The Golden Road – shapes and colours”

“Shapes and colours” is a ‘snapshot’ in time of a distant horizon as I saw it at the time, but now depicted in a much softer and subtler manner in an attempt to capture the essence of the magical landscape of east Harris.

Canvas, unframed; 60cm x 20cm; Soft Pastels

"The Golden Road, Isle of Harris"

“The Golden Road, Isle of Harris”

“The Golden Road, Isle of Harris” is a more ‘traditional’ approach to the subject, but I think the composition and the treatment of colour, shape and tone represents what I love about painting – building (creating) a pleasing image that evokes memory, feeling and connection, this time to a place. Painted with palette knives, I concentrated on rhythm, colour and mark making (hard lines or softer edges). This represents one memory of the ‘Golden road’ on the Isle of Harris – windy, brooding, colourful.

Canvas, unframed; 50cm x 68cm; Acrylics

"Tilting @ windmills"

Tilting @ windmills

On the road between Latheron and Thurso, Caithness – you will come across this derelict croft house which looked at from a certain angle is nodding towards the new structures of a wind farm on the horizon. The Causeymire Wind Farm, is located at Achkeepster, on the A9 road, 30km south west of John O’Groats. Canvas, unframed; 60cm x 50cm; Acrylic & Indian Ink

Here’s another attempt to explore the feeling I was trying to capture, this time in Acrylic & Pastel:

Tilting @ windmills # 2

Tilting @ windmills # 2

Slate Caithness stone with image. 43cm x 37cm; Crayons

Glen Affric

Glen Affric

Canvas, unframed; 50cm x 40cm; Oil Pastels

Rabbit Trunk

Rabbit Trunk

Board, framed; 61cm x 122cm; Acrylic & Pastels

Giraffe

Giraffe

Board, framed; 61cm x 122cm; Acrylic & Oil 

“Original giraffe image courtesy of anankkml/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net“.