• Scotland Plein Air Painting Retreat - Interim Report 3

    2 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Eilean Donan Castle 5x14 gouache by Michael Chesley Johnson
    Fantastic landforms-how do you paint them? The Quiraing is what's called a “landslip,” an area where the land has literally slipped away, leaving a high ridge. Over time, the ridge has eroded into strange shapes. Grass and bracken have knitted an emerald coat over it all. As a painter, the Quiraing poses two problems: representing the convoluted, underlying geology and the incredible variety of greens so that both are believable.
    The Quiraing is one of the top five tourist stops in Scotland, and by the time we got there, the wide...
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