‘The Saddle from Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran, March’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2013, 76 x 23 cm
As you’ll probably have seen, I’ve been working on several large graphite drawings based on our visits to Glen Rosa on the Isle of Arran recently. This is a new painting I’ve just completed based on the same subject matter. We had walked up to the head of the glen below Cir Mhor and The Saddle. It was cold and grey with snow on the tops and cloud hiding the summits too. Then, just as we were about to return, it filled in further and started to snow. This continued all the way back down the glen. It was certainly a taste of things to come …this was the Wednesday before the heavy snow arrived that caused so many problems on the island a short while ago. The painting is away to the framer soon and it will then be at the studio should anyone want to come and see it for real. I’ll let you know when I have it back and on the wall.