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‘Heavy weather, Drumochter’


'Heavy weather, Drumochter'

‘Heavy weather, Drumochter’, Acrylic & Pastel, 2010, 76 x 23cm

With all the rain and dark skies we’ve been having in Speyer for the last week, I thought it fitting to select a similarly damp image as this week’s work of the week. It seems to be a place that catches the weather, or at least when we drive through these hills heading north or south on the A9 over the Drumochter Pass. But it’s so wonderfully wild and raw and I always get excited when we heading up or down this bit of road.

We’ve explored some of the hills on either side of the pass, Gael Charn and A’Mharconaich the scene of one of my most memorable days – fine winter weather and my 100th Munro; A’Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim – one of the hardest days I’ve had on a hill – bitterly cold easterly wind and soft sinking snow.

Anyway, this painting always reminds me of these walks and gets me reaching for the guides and maps to plan further trips. The painting is currently being exhibited at The Gallery on the Corner in Edinburgh …watch out for their new website …due to go live in the next few weeks.