I love the variety of colours in this painting. I don’t often use bright pinks, but I think I will be from now on – they contrast beautifully with oranges and greens. I think I may have found a new favourite colour.
Skye is one of my favourite Scottish islands – there is a magic to the landscape no matter what time of the year. Every time I go there I come away wanting to paint. I was there this year; so here is the resulting wee painting.
I once saw a bank of hollyhock flowers in the wild. They were all sorts of colours, dark pink, light pink, white, red and deep purple. I am building up to painting them – I took photos – but in the meantime, here is a pale pink hollyhock plant that is currently living in my garden.
There is something magical about these wee cottages at the head of Loch Maree. No matter how many times I pass them, I always have to stop and look. Their surrounding landscape is so wild and with the trees planted around them, these wee houses seem like an oasis of calm.
I’ve been busy all summer doing everything but paint; so now I’m making up for it. I’ve started working on a series of wee paintings from photos I have been taking over the passed few months. All are for sale.