‘From Conival, May’ Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 40 x 40 cm
Current RP £720,
Price as from 1st September 2015, £1008
I know that I’ve used this painting as my artwork of the week before, but I just had to put it on again as just last Thursday we were stood near the top of this big rocky lump of a mountain that sits to the side of Conival in Assynt. I first saw this hill as we climbed Conival back in May 2006. It had large areas of snow on its north east facing slopes and it looked stunning. So much so that, over the intervening years I’ve created five different paintings of it. This is my favourite I think. On Thursday we reached it just as the weather was turning bad but were lucky enough to get some fine views across to Conival and Ben More Assynt before the rain started. It’s a very wild landscape up there with masses of boulder fields that make walking in a straight line very difficult. There are plenty of grassy, mossy leads though so you rarely have to take to the boulders. Anyway, the painting is currently showing in my studio should you like to come and see it for real.