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Artist's description:

I visited this beautiful place last October. Arrochar is at the top of Loch Long, on the Roseneath peninsula in Argyll (Scotland). On reading an information board nearby I was astonished to hear that there used to be three steam boats per day stopping at this pier in the 1890s, during the heyday of Clyde steamer tourism in Argyll. Tourists used to take a steam boat up Loch Long, where they could disembark at Arrochar and be transported overland by road to Tarbet, to take another steamer tour on Loch Lomond. When rail tourism took over, and the First World War caused the boats to be requisitioned for war use, the days of the steam boat tours were numbered and by the 1970s the pier gradually went out of use and has since been left to the elements.

The pier is now just a ruin marooned in the water, enjoyed by the seagulls as an interesting perch. However, the landscape behind remains timeless and has probably looked the same for centuries, and will likely still be there beyond the age of man. I made a watercolour sketch on the spot, on which this studio painting is based.

Painted in professional quality acrylics (Golden Open) and varnished to protect from dust and UV light.

Materials used:

Acrylic on stretched linen canvas

Scottish Landscape - "Old Pier, Arrochar" - acrylic on linen canvas, lochs, landscapes, mountains, highlands, west coast (2019)

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This artwork is sold by Sheila Chapman from United Kingdom

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