One morning I was driving past Baillie Wind Farm in Caithness in the far north of Scotland with a beautiful sunrise coming up behind the wind turbines and I just had to stop the car and take a quick photo. This painting is my interpretation of that scene. I love to use vivid, vibrant colours in my paintings and my favourite way to apply the paint is with a palette knife in an impasto technique so I can achieve lots of lovely texture.
I recently won the Artist category in the Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards 2015 with this painting - helping to paint renewable energy in a positive light!
I decided on the title in a nod to the green power of harnessing the wind and to the multitude of colours in the sunrise. I also painted a tiny version which you can see beside this large one in one of the photos here and that one I called 'A little more than green' which is also available for sale here.
This piece is painted round all the edges and comes on a deep set box canvas so it doesn't need to be framed.