Packed up my recently acquired rucksack-stool contraption and found a new beach to sketch from about a mile away (I've been trying to work out how to get there for ages and just realised the Scottish free-to-roam policy, doh!). It was cold but beautiful as the Isle of Harris decided to be visible today. And of course North Uist had to be drawn beforehand too. I've been particularly lucky with the clarity across the Minch these last few weeks but the compulsion to draw the mountains never fades...
Happy bank holiday Monday to you!
In true Spring fashion, the bank holiday weekend has been one of new beginnings: Lynne's Art Shed opening, looking at new drawing compositions and new lambs being born on the croft across from our house. We've avoided the impact of Storm Katie up here and had a lovely few days. The sheep decided (unusually) to settle where I could see to draw them so I had a go yesterday. Totally new picture for me, not usually the grass-drawing type, but thought I'd give it a go - took hours! Had two pictures on the go at once in the end as the sunset was a beautiful orange.
Privileged to witness beautiful skies over the sea over the last few evenings. Tomorrow the art shed opens! Fingers crossed...
Painting in the more practical sense today: the first coat of the sign for Lynne's Art Shed is on the shed wall. V chuffed, it's actually taking shape now!
Caught last night's reluctant sunset through the clouds too. Really rather beautiful, hoping for some lovely colours later on...