Eilean Donan Castle


A great watercolour of the iconic Scottish castle - love the palette you have used. It feels very atmospheric!!

Well I do like this version Michael! Really excellent in all respects!

Love everything about this Michael but especially the wonderful misty atmosphere.

You have caught that moody atmosphere very well here Michael.

Great atmosphere in this Michael

Very moody and atmospheric and very good

Beautiful composition painted so well.

Always love this view, beautifully painted Michael.

Wow Michael! Your interpretation oozes atmosphere, a real beauty.

A very well painted watercolour. I Like it a lot Michael.

A lovely watercolour Michael.

Lovely painting 🖼

Superb piece, full of atmosphere and light. Beautifully painted, Michael.

Absolutely brilliant Michale and a lesson in the use of a few colours.

This is my favourite view of the castle from the recycling area across the bridge and the parking is easier for outside painting

Nicely painted Michael

Love the mistiness of this - the colours you have used really add to the feeling of the painting - really good.

You are kind all you commentators! Thank you. I enjoyed painting this - bit of a challenge keeping the brush moving and not letting areas dry out. A restricted palette seemed to work pretty well …. and has the advantage of using less paint which is rather expensive these days.

I like the colour harmony.

A great scene well painted.

Beautifully done, Michael - lovely!

Very nice indeed, love the limited palette

Many thanks Leslie, Caroline, Anne and Romila.

Lovely watercolour Michael, you have definitely created a misty atmospheric painting with your limited palette.

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Based on a demonstration by Peter Cronin in 'The Artist' magazine. An exercise in using a limited palette; he used only 3 colours - ultramarine blue, cadmium orange and lemon yellow. I had to use 4 because I have no cadmium orange so I mixed cadmium red with lemon yellow to get the orange shade. Mixed together in varying strengths produces quite a moody picture I think of this Scottish Castle.

About the Artist
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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