Glen Coe Early Winter – watercolour and ink on paper by Julie Arbuckle Scottish Artist
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A sketch done from the parking space near The Clachaig Inn just off the A82. Shows mist clinging to the lower slopes of Aonach Eagach. A popular site for walkers and climbers, the ridge walk of the Aonach Eagach is often said to be the best ridge walk in the UK.
When I sketched this I was returning from a visit to the Holroyd Gallery in North Ballachuilish which shows my work. The light was fading fast and although I was keen to get back to Glasgow I had to stop and capture the gorgeous winter colours of the dying bracken with the naked birch trees adding structure to the scene.
The freshness of sketches – their energy – give a sense of having spent time in a place. The weather, light and personal response all show through in the expressive mark-making.
Cold press 300gsm watercolour paper, NOT surface (a heavy and slightly textured paper designed for use with watercolour).
Watercolours should be displayed under glass and out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Size : 24 x 32 cm / 9.5 x 12.5 inches
watercolour, ink, graphite