Murky wet day at Glenfinnan


Great atmospheric effects here Michael and the foreground bushes really push everything back nicely, nice one.

Now that’s Dreich Michael! Fabulous wet sky drifting down to lay among the trees. It is a stunning spot. Is the MacDonald monument behind you have I got my bearings right? We had planned to go on the Jacobite trip this year.....😕☹️

Thank you Malcolm & Fiona. Yes, the Macdonald monument is behind us to the right. Love Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel and the railway which we first knew in the days of steam. Used to stay at the Stage House Inn - now converted enlarged and re-named. But in the 1960’s it was a charming old hotel with timber lined walls inside ( huge fire risk!) owned by a Mrs McCracken. Ena, who served at table was also the village post lady and assistant signalman in the box at the end of the station. Busy girl! There was also very attractive young girl in the kitchen .... but we won’t go into that 😉. Happy days! You can see why I have a soft spot for Glenfinnan. Have painted a sunnier version from the other side of the viaduct; must see if I can find it.

I wonder, in these days of health and safety, whether you can still climb up through that narrow trap door on to the roof of the monument? What a view from up there! The Jacobite line is still a steam train Michael.....perhaps the very same! Thank you for sharing your memories of good times.

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From my imagination - the viaduct approaching Glenfinnan on the West Highland Railway. First stayed at Glenfinnan in 1963. Beautiful spot at head of Loch Shiel (behind us). Weather often capricious up there and this rather desolate scene tries to capture the place on a wet day.

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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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