Monday 23 August 2010

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Situated in the Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan castle with the mountains in the background offers a magnificent view to the viewers from wherever you look, even from far afar! The sky here is the major source of the mood and atmosphere! I tried it wet in wet and the thrill almost killed!   Only three colours used which gives harmony and unity to this piece which has lots of hard and soft edges. Thanks for looking, have a nice day!Comments welcome!

Monday 16 August 2010

Cromarty Firth

This is another spot we stopped on our way to Cromarty village. Giant oil rigs were trying to spoil the scenic quality of the coast landscape but I narrowed on to this view with the telephone poles helping the perspective.
I followed the composition of the photo faithfully in the painting. I was amazed at how if you like a subject you never stop till it is done, that is not my usual style/speed! 
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Thursday 12 August 2010

Chanonry Point, the dolphin view point in Scotland

Chanonry Point is reputed to be one of the best spots in  Scotland  to view Bottlenose dolphin but we were unlucky with our timing when we reached there last week! It is difficult to synchronize with the tide when you are on a coach tour! We sat there for god knows how long without blinking an eyelid but no mammal in sight! But the scene sunk in me so deeply that this was the first thing that jumped out of me to paint after we returned.   At least the Scottish clouds were merciful to withhold what looked like an outburst anytime, making us just count the blessings! Please visit the collection of photos of our Scotland visit where you can find the reference photo for this painting, here is the link:

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