Abernethy Forest pool

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Acrylic on paper, 45cm x 60cm

There’s a wonderful stillness to the old Caledonian Pine forests of the Spey Valley in the Scottish Highlands. It rains a lot up there and these woods are peppered with peaty lochs and lochans, many hidden away from view behind sentinel ranks of Scots Pines.

These tranquil oases hold a great attraction for me and, on an otherwise unremarkable, overcast afternoon, this lochan caught my attention. I liked the vibrant green, moss-covered island set like an emerald against pewter-coloured tree trunks reflected in the water. Winter-dead grasses gave straw-coloured brightness to the scene. A lone Little grebe, an early Spring returnee from the coast, fished on the far side.

This painting can be seen at my one-man show at the Donald Watson Gallery, Waterston House, Aberlady, from 19th November 2016 to 11th January 2017. Please click here for more details.

 

 

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  • At the waterline
  • Winter fox
  • St Mary’s seals
  • The Gathering
  • Short-eared owl
  • Abernethy Forest pool
  • Redshank alarm
  • Evening pools – wigeon
  • Silver light
  • Aberlady Bay
  • Fishing in the flow tide – Little egret
  • Long-eared owl
  • Shrimping
  • Purple sandpipers
  • Morecambe Bay waders
  • Storm surge – gannets at Bamburgh
  • Sandpiper flight
  • Lindisfarne Bay
  • Heading north – migrating dunlin
  • Redshank
  • Against the light
  • Spring tide
  • Marsh grass
  • Warming up
  • Snow petrel
  • Smiling at the sun (rock martins at Abu Simbel)
  • Salt marsh sentinel
  • Making waves
  • Log pile
  • The sand martin and the jellyfish
  • Humpbacks in the Gerlache Strait
  • Dipper
  • Beachcombers
  • Run-off