First Snow, Dawn in Glencoe.

First Snow, Dawn in Glencoe.

Super pastel landscape Val, lots of lovely detail in this one with super colours and textures

Great colors and I like the contrast with the snow on the peaks. An unusual view of Glencoe, which I normally think of as being dark, bleak ,rocky and wet. I presume this is from the Indian Lochan up behind the old hospital.

Posted by K 0 on Tue 11 Feb 17:24:11

Thank you Ros and Kevin. Kevin, I'm not sure where you mean. This is the view looking down to Glencoe from the edge of Loch Leven in the grounds of the Isles of Glencoe hotel. They were offering a great deal there last November so off we went :)

Val, beautiful scene, love the sun on that mountain. We had snow this am but thankfully didn't settle!

Those icy waters really made me shiver Val, you've captured the stillness of the loch brilliantly!

Gorgeous atmospheric piece, Val! Love the pristine atmosphere and the lovely, cool palette.

Very dramatic landscape, Val, and beautifully captured by your superb use of pastels.

Thank you Carole, Debs, Seok and Thea for leaving such complimentary comments, much appreciated.

Cold and clean landscape Val, it feels icy. Like Kevin, I have always seen and imagined, Glencoe to be bleak and gloomy and this isn't.....apart from the wee lefthand mountian in shadow.

There's a magical 'static' quality to this that anyone who's visited such places will instantly recognize. I like the contrasting green and whites, and the warmer hues on the left hand mountainside which balances the composition to perfection.

Hang on Studio Wall

Soft pastel on colourfix. Another painting from my visit there last year. Icy cold, brilliant blue sky and the sunrises were spectacular. Thanks for looking, C& C welcome.

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Val Kenyon

I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…

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