“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” 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
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:
Canvas, unframed; 50cm x 40cm; Oil Pastels
Board, framed; 61cm x 122cm; Acrylic & Pastels
Board, framed; 61cm x 122cm; Acrylic & Oil