The heathers are vibrant in their purples and pinks throughout the Scottish Highlands. At the end of the summer as the bracken tips are turning reds and browns, the colours of the heather become brighter and prouder amongst their autumnal counterparts. It is these beauties that I've focused on for my new Highland Heathers collection as part of the September '30 Paintings in 30 Days' challenge.
Here are the practical details:
- Title: Blithe Array (#10 Highland Heathers Collection)
- Oil on canvas board (280gsm, 100% cotton canvas on 100% recycled board)
- Size: 20x20cm/8"x8"
- Artist-signed on the reverse side and will arrive with a certificate of authenticity
Winding stems stir and strengthen as they carve their path across the heathery knoll. Most of the weighty length stretches beneath the seemingly dainty lilac blooms and is only visible in a north-easterly breeze. Harsh gusts part the tiny flowers to show the intricate cohabitation occurring under the petalled surface. They all wave merrily in the wind, cheerfully concealing the depth of textures, their stories adding truth to the blithe array like hidden emotions welling beneath beautiful bruises.
(these are the paintings from the room photo above)