House of Trousers!
Tigh-an-Truish which translates as house of trousers, painted in gouache as I've lost the plot with watercolour lol This is the Inn that sits beside the bridge over the Atlantic on the Isle of Seil near Oban. The Inn got its name after the Jacobite rebellion when Bonnie Prince Charlie failed to win the Scottish throne back from the English who banned the wearing of kilts and the playing of bagpipes. The locals defied the ban whilst on the island but changed into trousers when visiting the mainland and the Inn is where they kept their trousers before crossing the bridge. This is the first painting I've done for a while that hasn't ended up in the bin before I've even completed it. I'm not overly happy with it but I thought I'd post it as it seems quite apt at the moment with the vote on independence not too far away :) Thanks for taking a peek.
About the Artist
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…View full profile