Friday, December 08, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
i was quite pleased with this one. The view is from the marina at Dunstaffnage, north of Oban, looking towards Ben Cruachan. It was an evening in May 2004 and the class had gathered at Dunstaffnage Castle, but the midges were ferocious and we retreated to the shoreline. By setting our easels up on the jetty we found some relief from the constant biting of the midges. So no castle views were painted but various scenes across the marina. I chose to ignore the boats as once again the sky attracted me. My colour-blindness has probably made things a bit unreal - but, who cares, I like it!
From Roybridge, Inverness-shire, June 2004 Looking towards Aonach Mhor. The snow on the summit is at the top of the winter slopes, where I used to ski. The peak just visible on the right, is Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Painted from outside a cottage where my sister and her husband were up from England, having a holiday.
This was done in a rush at the end of a class. It was about 9pm and from the college window I could see a fascinating sky above Ben Cruachan. The inital sketch was done with charcoal and chalk; the colour was added later (using pastels) along with the imaginary foreground. The view of Ben Cruachan from Glen Lonan looks a bit like this.