‘Break in the cloud, Beinn Griam Beg, Sutherland’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2012, 76 x 23 cm
This is the latest of the new ‘Sutherland’ paintings. It is another view of the breaking cloud as we descended Beinn Griam Beg after a heavy snow shower. There is something very special about being on a hillside when the cloud starts to break and clear around you. Holes appear in the greyness and you can peer through to the world beyond. Sometimes the cloud can fill in again as quickly as it broke and that will have been your one and only view for the day. On this occasion though, the heavy snow clouds swept by and within about half an hour we were walking down the hill in bright warm sunshine..the snow that had collected in the grass, melting fast.