Tag Archives: Moffat hills

Borders Country Day 23

'Moffat Hills 3'. Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

‘Moffat Hills 3’. Acrylic on 20×16″ canvas

'Glentress Forest, Mist'. Mixed media on 20x16" canvas

‘Glentress Forest, Mist’. Mixed media on 20×16″ canvas

Today’s paintings – a misty view day in Glentress forest and shadows chasing across sunlit Moffat hills.

Quite difficult to capture the subdued colours in misty weather, and the way it lends a sort of silence. I might do a bit more work on these two but they’re almost there.

I’ve started on the huge hawk painting (40×40 inches) and I’m filming the process since people seem to like watching artists painting! I remember painting on the beach at North Berwick one day, and a teacherly woman stalked up behind me, watched me for a minutes then said dryly ‘ha’ and walked away. Most encouraging!

Borders Country Day 16

'Scots Pine near Coldingham'. Acrylic on 20x162 canvas

‘Scots Pine near Coldingham’. Acrylic on 20×162 canvas

'Moffat Hills 2'. Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

‘Moffat Hills 2’. Acrylic on 20×16″ canvas

Today’s paintings – a second version on canvas of the hills near Moffat, and Scots Pine near Coldingham Bay.

Earlier version on 10×10 inch wood –

'Moffat Hills', Acrylic on 10x10" wood panel

‘Moffat Hills’, Acrylic on 10×10″ wood panel

I love these rolling hills with their velvety green grass. A friend observed that the hills look like a sheet being shaken out and I see what he means, with their folds and creases.

I’ll be painting more Scots pines on a larger piece of canvas in the next few days, their elegant shapes were quite often a feature of Japanese prints (example below) from the last century -partly inspiration for today’s painting, though my painting is much looser.

 

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My exhibition The Green Woods Free is in just three weeks!