‘Winter afternoon, Beinn Dorain’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2009, 90 x 60 cm
I recently had an enquiry about this painting and, as it is several years old now, I decided to get it out and have a closer look at it. I did the painting after a fabulous winter walk up Beinn Dorain near the Bridge of Orchy. This view looks from its false summit across the wee ridge to the summit proper. It was a cold and clear day with large patches of icy snow lying around. I seem to remember my mate Guy and I sitting for rather too long up here, just taking in the peace, quiet and beauty of the place. As it turned out, we did head back in time ….just. It was getting quite gloomy as we made our way back down the final slopes to the West Highland Way and the Bridge of Orchy station. I guess that one of the reasons I love doing these paintings is that they bring back many memories.