Mountain Rising – oil and paper on canvas landscape painting by Julie Arbuckle Scottish Artist
This painting features many secret images half-hidden within its layers. Photographic elements combine with microscopic rock sample, details from vintage maps and hand-drawn sketches to create a composite image. Viewpoints are merged and overlaid and become suggestive of the feeling of a place, rather than being a direct representation.
The dramatic north west of Scotland is always foremost in my mind when I create these artworks. I made this work after having travelled through the very north of Scotland – Quinag, Sandwood Bay, Laxford, Ben Loyal… I had these areas come to mind when this work was created.
oil paint, paper