‘From the SE slopes of Canisp’

From the SE slopes of Canisp, a wet and misty day', Oil  on canvas, Work in progress

‘From the SE slopes of Canisp’, Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Work in progress

I thought for a change that I’d make this weeks Artwork of the Week an image of a piece of work that is still in progress.

I’ve been working on this painting now for several weeks, gradually building up the layers of thick oil paint. The scene is based on a view we had back in late May when we did a fabulous circular walk up and over Canisp in NW Scotland. The weather that day was really quite wild with low cloud, rain and at times, torrential hail showers ….all interspersed with short bursts of bright sunshine. This was a point where the cloud had descended onto the summits and the weather really matched the wild rugged nature of this rock strewn landscape.

There is still quite a lot of work to be done on this piece but it is getting quite close to what I’m after. If I complete it successfully, it will be the third painting I’ve done based on this walk ….and I’m planning maybe two more.

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