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Landscapes

Recent landscapes are mainly from the Highlands and more locally from our home area of the Black Ise. They nearly all start outside in 'plein air' and some are finished there. Some are finished in the studio. Some start as quick sketches in pen and water-colour with the idea worked up in the studio. I've always loved photography but only recently started using photos as reference for paintings. Sometimes there is no time for anything else! So they can be a help if used wisely!

If you are interested in any of the work, please use 'Contact' (above) and follow directions. 

Through the hut-window
Through the hut-window
Self-isolation during the 2020 Covid Pandemic and a glimpse of spring blossom through the studio-hut window, in Fortrose. Oil on canvas, 510X560
Strathconon
Strathconon
An impression of Strathconon from a selection of plein-air sketches 2019. Oil on canvas, 550X570
Oykel Forest, Rosehall
Oykel Forest, Rosehall
2015. Oil on canvas. 705X550mm. Plein-air work after a stiff climb! West Highlands
Ready for Harvest
Ready for Harvest
Barley field above the Beauly Firth. Plein-air, oil on canvas 2018. 510X610. Sold
Ben Wyvis Fields
Ben Wyvis Fields
Oil on canvas. 510X560mm. Plein-air with flurries of rain.
First Scent of Autumn
First Scent of Autumn
Across to Ben Wyvis over the Munlochy valley. Autumn 2017. Plein Air, 705X905 oil on canvas
Redcastle Bales
Redcastle Bales
Work plein-air then studio. Oil on board 522X716. Sold 2020
Burn in spate
Burn in spate
Redcastle burn in spate, Feb 2020, oil on canvas, 400X400mm
Clachtoll Beach
Clachtoll Beach
West Highland coast in Assynt, with net-drying posts by the house, 2020. From a watercolour sketch on the spot. Oil on board, 390X460mm
Winter sun through trees
Winter sun through trees
Feb 2020 looking over the Beauly Firth with a wonderful low sun breaking through the trees. Oil on canvas, plein-air, 400X400.
Late Summer Light
Late Summer Light
Late-summer in Redcastle Woods 2019. Oil on Canvas, 610X550
Winter Oak
Winter Oak
Winter Oak, Redcastle, 2019. Oil on board 350X250
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