‘Towards the Lawers group’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2006,
I was talking about hills with a visitor to my studio the other day and they mentioned Ben Lawers Nita and I have walked this big hill a good number of times over the last 15 years and it always makes for a fine day, especially so if its lofty summit is clear. At a little under 4000 ft you certainly feel like you’re on top of the world when you’re sat at its sometimes busy top, with spectacular views all around the Southern Highlands.
Anyway, I found myself thinking about this painting and thought it’d make a good ‘Artwork of the week’. It is based on a view we had looking towards the group of hills of which Ben Lawers is the dominant peak. It made a fine scene from a neighbouring Corbett and I remember standing for a good few minutes on this frost covered hilltop just staring at this amazing winter scene.