‘Crossing to Harris, a damp April evening’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 76 x 23 cm
I’ve just finished this painting and it’s the first time I’ve tried to paint a scene based on the sea. As you’ll probably remember, we travelled over to the Isle of Harris earlier this year for a couple of weeks of walking and relaxing. We caught the evening ferry from Uig on the Isle of Skye and sat watching the grey waters go by while looking through the mist and spray for the isles to appear. I’ve already completed a couple of large graphite drawings based on this scene but wanted to try and capture something of it in paint.
I’m planning on taking this piece to the framer on Monday and may well give it an airing in my forth coming exhibition at Blairmore Gallery near Dunoon ….opens Tuesday 27th August and runs until Saturday 5th October. More information about this exhibition shortly.