Urquhart Bay, Loch Ness – original watercolour painting


This painting was based on a photograph taken from my daughter’s nursery which overlooked Loch Ness; there often seemed to be yacht moored in the Bay although I never saw it leave or arrive. I painted this in my studio in Inverness using many different Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton blues and turquoises to build up the colour, along with layers of tissue paper to create texture. It was painted on an old North Sea oil chart rescued from a book that was being held together by bits of tape and staples. The painting is very vibrant and has loads of textural interest.

The artwork will be carefully packaged and posted within a few days; it is unframed but is matted in a pale ivory picture mount ready for your own framing. It is a slightly whimsical and quirky piece that will look lovely in a simple black or white frame in a kitchen, study, hallway, or children’s room or nursery.

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Being based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, I am delighted to share my impressions of this wild, remote, and richly diverse landscape and culture with you. Explore the sea, the sky, the small hamlets, and the unique botanical and woodland settings through my mixed media paintings on paper and canvas, and decorative pieces. All of my work has a story and is based around nature and life in the Highlands. I really look forward to some of my colourful, playful work joining your art collection.

I also teach online and face to face workshops on creativity and art techniques, as well as providing a range of art kits and materials including hand blended drawing and writing inks.

For further information contact me at hello@gaelhillyard.com, or 07525 820017.

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