The white sands of Morar Western Scotland

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This is a really beautiful painting, Michael - love the sky and the foreground flowers, but it's all lovely! (Hope you get to visit again.)

A really lovely watercolour. Love the feeling of space and the way you have painted the foreground!

This is beautiful Michael. Love your treatment of light.

This is a beauty Mark, like it a lot and the splash of yellow flowers in the foreground works very well.

Really excellent Michael, you’ve captured the light superbly.

Great use of watercolour, Michael. I agree with all the other comments and I think I know which rocks we're sitting on.

Anne - thank you so much. Yes, hope I shall visit again. We can nip down to Venice afterwards! 😊 Pleased you like it David; it’s hard to beat Scotland. Carole & Heather - thank you both. Alan - always pleased to receive your opinion. Thank you - capturing light in a painting is something I strive to do … makes such a difference doesn’t it. Roger - I can’t remember which rocks I was sitting on but I recall vividly the gleaming white sands of this beautiful spot. Thanks for posting a comment.

What a coincidence Michael, just yesterday I booked two first class seats on the Jacobite steam run from Fort William to Mallaig. I know you are familiar with the Glen Finnan viaduct because I remember your painting very well. I remember the beach at Morar from previous visits and the typical beautiful white sands of the west coast…..apart from around Torridon and Applecross, they have a pinky colour if I remember correctly. Your beautiful painting is a wonderful reminder of the stunning unspoilt areas of Scotland. Love the light and the way the clouds melt into the hills…..a real beauty Michael.

Lucky you Fiona! First stayed at Glenfinnan in 1963 at the Stage House Inn (since re-named I think). Ena served at table, was the village postmistress and also part-time signalwoman in the box at Glenfinnan Station! I’ve also done the steam journey from FW to Mallaig - magic …. Loch Eil like plate glass and wonderful reflections. Glad you like the painting - thank you. It’s a stunning part of the British Isles and difficult to do justice to in a painting.

Thanks Paul. Do you know the area?

I love this Michael, a wonderful sense of light.

So beautiful!

A stunning piece. Love the clear luminous washes which capture the sparking sand and mellow skies perfectly.

Thank you very much Diane & Sarah. Seok - thanks. You are always more than generous in your comments on my efforts. I cannot match your versatility I’m afraid. You paint such a variety of subjects!

Beautiful painting

Thank you Romila

Love the moody sky -altogether a lovely painting.

Thank you Judith - thought this had disappeared off the radar by now!

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A watercolour from my imagination and memory. One of my favourite places on the west coast not far from Mallaig. Enjoyed painting this because I became lost in the moment .... I was 'there' all those years ago. Perhaps not the best painting but a personal memory; I'll get back there some 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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