‘Sun and snow, in the Blackmount’

'Sun and snow, in the Blackmount', Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

‘Sun and snow, in the Blackmount’

‘Sun and snow, in the Blackmount’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 30 x 30 cm

This is one of the four paintings I currently have displayed at The Framework Gallery in Troon in Ayrshire.  If you live in the area and have a chance why not pop in to see it for real ….along with the other three pieces and work by many other artists.  It’s a great little gallery and you’ll always get a warm welcome.

The painting is one of several I did after we’d done what is now becoming an almost annual visit to the wee hill Ghlas Beinn, situated on the edge of Rannoch Moor.  The view across to the bigger hills of the Blackmount is very impressive and with the constant changes of light and atmosphere it always draws my attention.

I guess we’ll be heading back there again this coming December as it makes such a good short winter walk.  With very little ascent and descent it none the less gives you a real feeling of being in the wild.  I suppose we ought to go there in the summer some time and see it under different conditions …..it would certainly be interesting seeing this landscape in summer colours.

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