As anyone following my blog or FB Keith Salmon – Scottish Landscape Artist page will know, I’ve been working on a painting about An Teallach for a chap we met near the top of Mam na Gualainn back in the late summer.
It’s been a really interesting process and yesterday I decided that the painting was probably finished ….and I signed it! I’ve been trying to create a painting that captures both, the idea of being at the summit of An Teallach as well as a more general feeling of being up high in the Scottish mountains.
The painting is now on the wall in my studio while I get on with some other work. I’ll be able to look at it for a couple of weeks and make any final adjustments before declaring the painting finally finished! It’s a difficult process knowing when a painting is finished or not and you have to give it some time. I’ve worked fairly intensely on this piece and as I’ve neared the end there’s been a lot of just sitting and looking rather than wielding of the paint brush.
The photo here was taken near the summit of Mam na Gualainn …..it’s a strange starting point for a commission ….but a very fine one. Hopefully the gentleman who we met here and who has commissioned the painting will like it. More news of this in another blog.