More snow on the way – Watercolour and Acrylic
Spring? Already? – Watercolour
Despite some frost there are signs of spring already. These include the shoots of the farm’s next crop. buds on trees and birdsong in the local woods. Its only 16th of January.
Coire Sputan Dearg – Watercolour
This cliff, in the Cairngorms, is where a climber fell 800 ft on Sunday – and survived. One lucky guy!
Lime trees, Winter evening – Watercolour
Lime trees get their name from the old English “Linden”. They were planted as decorative trees in many cities and are said to withstand urban pollution better than most species. The wood, which is called “basswood” in America, is one of the best timbers for carving
Are we there, yet? – Watercolour
Father time and the young “2014” march towards the sunlit horizon as the old year passes. In the impatient way that youngsters do, the child enquires if the journey is almost over. It soon will be – in fact 2014 has already arrived for some, such as my son in New Zealand. Wherever you are, “Happy New Year” and “All the Best” when it comes.
Buachaille Etive Mor, Winter sunset – Watercolour
The name means “The Shepherd/Herdsman of Glen Etive” in Gaelic. This peak is part of a long ridge standing at the entrance to Glen Coe. This particular peak is known as Stob Dearg and is the first mountain seen as you drive up the A82. Its iconic shape makes it one of the best know mountains in Scotland.