Featured Painting – Each month, this page takes a particular painting and offers a little of the background story behind it

 

This large scale oil painting, painted on two canvases, represents a bit of Shetland’s coast that many of the locals aren’t even aware of.  It was an extremely windy day when I explored this area on the western side of Ronas Hill.  Streams rolled of the cliff edge only to be blown right back cartwheeling up into the air to run their course again.  Strong gusts skittering across cliff edge lochans like wild ghosts chasing this way and that.

Needless to say this painting was executed in the calm of my studio but always with the memory of that day in mind.

innri_geo

Cliffs of Innri Geo  oil on canvas  162cm x 242cm