scotland series

scotland landscape series

scotland landscape #1

scotland landscape #1, 10″ x 8″, gouache on panel

2013-11-scotland-2-scanned-version

scotland landscape #2, 14″ x 11″, gouache on panel

scotland landscape #3

scotland landscape #3, 16″ x 12″, gouache on paper

scotland landscape #4

scotland landscape #4, 10″ x 8″, gouache on panel

scotland landscape #5

scotland landscape #5, 14″ x 11″, gouache on panel

 

i completed this series of paintings after a recent trip to scotland. we drove with friends to the campsies for some time to sightsee and take photos. the afternoon light was really like nothing i’d ever seen, casting a golden glow over the mountains and fields as if it were a perfectly-planned-and-shot scene in a movie. we took lots of pictures as the sunlight wrapped itself across the surface of the landscape and the long shadows obliged as its striking counterbalance. the sky was a gorgeous mixture of sun and light clouds to one side, and darker, more ominous clouds to the other. the dramatic lighting perfectly captured the beauty of the area, and we felt like we’d been given a gift of that unique moment in time, just to enjoy it and soak it all in.

some of the other images from this series were based on photographs we took from the drive along the roads between glasgow and the campsies. we were taken by all of the green, green fields, grazing animals, and rolling hills.

it was fascinating to note that unlike new england, the hills were not covered in trees, but were grassy and bald-looking, as if someone had rolled out an earth-colored carpet over the ground.

and lastly, one scene is based on a photograph taken by a friend while he and my husband were on a hike. i loved the contrast between the jagged rocks and the soft grass, all of the varying shades of green, and the tiny buildings dotted across the valley in the distance, as though they’d been spilled down the hillside and landed there in a neat little cluster.

thanks for taking a look! digital reproductions and some original pieces are available for purchase. please contact me for pricing and other inquiries.

Advertisements