She Sees Trees

Coming back from Gardenstown, there was a stretch (between Fochabers and Cullen, I think; certainly before Elgin) where I felt like I’d driven into one of Klimt’s forest paintings.

Not Klimt's Woodland
Not Klimt’s Woodland

Not that a plain pine plantation can’t be inspiring too; this was taken yesterday along the path from Aros, Portree.

Light and shadow in Plantation Trees, Portree
Plantation Trees, Portree

From there I went into the woodland at Uig, and sketched alongside the river. It’s the location that inspired my “Summer Glow” painting. My fingers are now itching to paint this autumnal tree with the dark reflected trees.

Sketching the river at Uig, Isle of Skye
Reflections, ripples, autumnal colours…
Sketching at the River in Uig, Skye
My location notes

Sketchbook page from river at Uig, Skye

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