‘Passing snow shower, on the slopes of Ben Loyal’, Acrylic & Pastel, 30 x 30 cm
This painting is one of the pieces I currently have showing at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne as part of their four month long “Winter Exhibition”.
The painting is one of several I did following two walks on Ben Loyal a couple of years ago. Ben Loyal is one of mainland Scotland’s most northerly peaks and we had two attempts at climbing it when we were visiting the area in early May. The weather was particularly bad that year and on our first trip to the hill we were caught in some very heavy snow showers. It made for some fantastic views but we also decided to turn back as we had no winter gear with us and for a while it looked like the weather was setting in quite bad. We did go back a few days later however and managed to do a full traverse of the hill. It’s a great peak and well worth visiting if you are up in the far north of Scotland.