After the Storm – Gouache in a Watercolour Moleskine

Done with a limited palette of three colours, this is from a photograph of Scotland’s west coast just south of Oban. The prevailing weather is from the west – in this case the right hand side of the page I’ve tried to show how quickly things can change over here. One minute there is bright sunshine then a squall flies in and it is hard to escape the heavy rain which is usually accompanied by strong winds. Then, as quickly as the weather moved in it becomes clear again with the remnants of the storm vanishing eastwards. I can just about smell the clean, clear air resulting from this quick cleansing. Goes to show why we have so many green landscapes.