‘Above Glen Coe, spring’

'Above Glen Coe, spring', Acrylic & Pastel, 2015 30 x 30 cm

‘Above Glen Coe, spring’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2015 30 x 30 cm

This is one of my latest 30 x 30 cm paintings and it is currently on show as part of my exhibition at the John Muir Trust Wild Space Visitor Centre in Pitlochry.   For more information about this exhibition see my latest blog.

The painting is based on a view we had the other spring when we walked the ridge north from the Devil’s Staircase in Glencoe.  We’d taken a mate of mine there but during the drive north and for the first hour or so of the walk; it was thick cloud and steady rain….. I don’t think he was too impressed!  Thankfully as we got higher the rain stopped and the cloud started to break off the tops.  Large patches of snow lay around the edges of the escarpment and by the time we reached the summit the cloud had lifted completely and the views across the bigger snow capped summits of the glen were amazing.

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