Highland Prince-oil on canvas


 

Finally, i have finished my latest painting. It may have taken me far too long, but i put that down to it being my first large scale oil painting. As you can see from the previous post with it in, there haven’t been many changes but changing the shape of the island and finishing the foreground has made it so much better…in my eyes at least. From painting this, i can safely say that oils are much nicer to use and certainly more versatile than acrylics. Clouds in particular can be formed beautifully with oils, with the capability to make such a soft and blended finish yet also able to give a good hard line too.  From now on i doubt that I will be using acrylics for anything other than quick sketches. Oils are simply beautiful paints.

 

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Missing the Highlands


A lush green blanket of noble trees

Stand tall in valleys as they weave

Through contours of an unspoilt scene

 

The Highlands

My home

I miss you

 

Magnificent mountains shape the land

Where man has not yet laid his heavy hand

To judge Nature with his violent demands

 

The Highlands

My home

I miss you

 

Through hills gently rolls a glistening stream

To meet others of its humble kind is its only dream

To form a mighty river before running out of steam

 

 

The Highlands

My home

I miss you

 

Spreading her wings bravely to the sky

The Golden eagle sets across the loch to fly

To match its glory no winged being could even try.

 

The Highlands

My home

I miss you