NEW Blue Skies Calendar 2021 LIMITED QUANTITIES!!!
After the lockdown here in Scotland, I started revisting my favourite views of land and when the sky was just so special, I sat out in the sun and painted small for the first time in a long time. Plein air and Jeanne found a way to do it in the wild weather of Orkney. The secret is, having the time to pick the best days and then having the freedom to go and get it. I am slowly mastering the paint in the car method as the cold approaches. AND…watch for my paintings made as I sat in the Ring of Brodgar for the 10 days including the USA Election Day, to wish for good things to be. Price includes postage to the USA. To purchas in the UK or EU use https://island-to-island.scot/product-category/art-works-of-the-earth/calendar-2021/
Across the Flow to Warbeth Beach, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 13×18 cm. This is the main view of Hoy when sitting on the beach at Warbeth which is just outside the town of Stromness, Orkney. Shipping included.
Field and Clouds Abound Hill, Stromness, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 15×20 cm . Just entering the area of Stromness there is a hill that can have the best clouds over it. When you reach the top you have a great view of the town of Stromness. Shipping included.
Moonrise Overlooking Scapa Flow, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 20×20 cm. The sun was setting but it was all very soft and still very light in colours. The sky was so delicate and the moon was shimmering.
Across the Warbeth Sea to America, Outertown, Stromness
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 15×15 cm. Sitting at Warbeth Beach outside of the town of Stromness and one sees right across the Atlantic to….? Shipping included
Garisay Buried in Clouds from Warwick Bay, Evie, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 15×15 cm. Gairsay has one farm on it, but the way it rounds out the horizon has delighted me for years. It is easly viewed from Evie, Orkney. Shipping included.
Lesser Holm Island from my Window, Stromness, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 13×18 cm. There are two islands in the harbour off Stromness. You can walk to each at low tide. This is the one without a house and which I could see so clearly through lockdown. It was every changing. Shipping included
The Mist Rolls In, Stenness, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 20x20cm Shipping included. I headed out to catch the sunset at the Ring of Brodgar, but the mist or hoar was moving in and in seconds, that hill was gone. I gave up on the standing stones as they sit lower than this spot and they had disappeared in the mist.
From the Fields of Evie Overlooking Gurness to Rousay, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 13×18 cm. The sun appears over the edges of a mostly grey sky and from the car park in Evie, I could not see the water that separates the mainland and the island of Rousay. Ah, but the fields on the hillside are so green! Shipping included
Across from Marness There is a Bit of Scapa, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 20×20 cm. The Scapa Flows well around the eastern coast of the Orkney mainland. And yes, I was racing to finish this painting before the storm clouds broke! Shipping included.
Scapa beach and Kirkwall Creeping Upwards
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 20×20 cm. Turning a bit more northwest and the sands at Scapa Beach are more visible along with the skyline of Kirkwall. Shipping included.
Scapa Flow Heading Towards Stromness
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 25×25 £135 includes postage. This is the delightful curve around the shore that will lead one back into the safe harbour of Stromness. Sea, land, and sky…what blues!
Morning Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting, 2020 12.5 x17.5 cm. The Ring of Brodgar is just a magnet for me. The comet stone is in the foreground looking small, but it is still taller than me. The clouds were moving so fast they were hard to capture!
Black Craig Framed, Orkney
Original plein air oil painting 19 x 14 cm including frame. Sometimes the seaweed on the beach just glows orange. Shipping included