Highland vista (watercolour)


Haha like your play on words there Michael.....here’s hoping it’s soon. I can’t quite get to a Loch or the sea at the moment , we are only allowed to go five miles.....I need at least eight! I like your greens and rocks, both very natural.....great sky as always.

Love the sky

Another great sky Michael gives real mood to the scene, spent many years climbing and walking in the hills there and helping with Duke of Edinburgh gold award group expeditions up there. I really like the blending of the various greens great job and the sum lit rocks push everything back so well, nice one.

Thank you Fiona. I’d feel tempted to disconnect the mileometer! One thing I miss here is the sea. Great scenery but oh to be able to nip down to the coast in 10 minutes and walk along the beach - preferably in bare feet! Stephen and Romila - glad you like the sky. I know a marvellous painter on another site who paints trees like no other and loves old architecture. Wish I could paint like him but his skies are invariably clear blue - I think clouds are more interesting.

Thanks Malcolm. We clearly share a love of the mountains. Wish I was 40 years younger! I have always found greens difficult - often they come out too light so I was pleased with this one. With a large area, blending can be tricky and you have to work quickly to avoid hard edges - especially when your studio is a rather too warm conservatory and the paper dries in a flash!

Hello Heather - thank you!

Lovely painting reminds me of James F Watson, excellent!

Has that very highland misty look to it , painted beautifully.

Glad you like it Paul & William. Would love to have gone painting with James Fletcher-Watson wouldn’t you? Just to see how the great man did it.

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An imaginary scene in the Scottish Highlands looking down to a sea loch. Not a bad spot to take off the rucksack and picnic! Painted in my conservatory this morning and wishing I was there. One day 'lock-down' may be replaced by 'loch down' .........

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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