"Lochan with Rhodedendrons and Water Lilies"

This is one of my latest oils on canvas size c. 46 x 36 cmm. It is a sight very familiar to those who travel the Wester-Ross Ring road between Poolewe and Aultbea in late Spring, early Summer -  rhodedendron and water lily time.

The little lochan (I know not its name - yes, I do now. A friend just told me it's 'Lochan na Ba Caoila (Loch of the thin cows - how evocative and what history lies behind that, I wonder). Anyway it  has caused more than a few to stop their cars, searching for a non-existent parking place.

I've fallen in love all over again with oil paints and am busily working through a series of twelve, ready for our 2014 calendar. Our 2013 effort was all sold out to the shops months ago and now to private sales also. It must be the 3-way combination of my pastel landscapes, Eoghain MacLean's wildlife photos and the accompanying narratives that have made it so much in demand. 'Something different' as WHS and many more have remarked.

By the way if you're interested in the original "Lochan with Rhodedendrons and Water Lilies" it is for sale at £350 unframed, payable after approval on receipt, delivered your address (UK - overseas plus courier at cost).

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