Glen Clova
Clach na Brain

leith 6am, oil on canvas, 90cm x 30cm

I rented a bothie in Glen Clova, north of Kirriemuir for two weeks in august 2008.  A wonderful solitary experience that gave birth to a series of paintings on the surrounding landscapes. This was one of my first attempts to paint outside and I was lucky as I got a few sunny days. I worked mainly with oils and palette knives. Leaving my solitary residence,  I moved down south to Edinburgh and worked on a small series about Leith, drawings house interiors and the back gardens of Pilrig Street.

There is a blog that I made at the time, where drawings photos and paintings are displayed.


The hills of Glen Clova
glen clova, panoramic, oil on canvas, 90cm x 30cm
clach na brain, oil on canvas, 90cm x 70cm, private collection
clach na brain I, oil on canvas, 55cm x 60cm - Private Collection
clach na brain II, oil on canvas, 55cm x 60cm - Private Collection
clach na brain III, oil on canvas, 55cm x 60cm


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