‘Snow shower, on the slopes of Ben Loyal, Sutherland’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 76 x 23 cm
Back in May as you may recall, we had two great days walking on Ben Loyal in Sutherland. On our first attempt at getting to the top of this wonderful hill, we decided to turn back just a few hundred feet below the main broad ridge. The reason for this was that there was a sudden change in the weather, from bright and sunny to cloud and snow. The snow showers came in very quickly and for a short while we had some amazing views through the falling snow up to the main ridge above. I did one 30 x 30 cm painting based on this scene, after we returned from our holiday in Sutherland and this piece sold recently at the Christmas exhibition at The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff. I have however been planning to do a second version in the long 76 x 23 cm format. This is it. This painting is away being framed at present and will be included in my exhibition at ‘the gallery on the corner’ in Edinburgh throughout March.