I was looking forward to seeing the colour in the hills - the oranges of the bracken and the sedge-grasses, and true enough, we drove through Torridon yesterday (far too wet to even think about getting out of the car!) and the orange slopes shone through the gloom. They were offset by the navy-blue of the tops. Sitting in the car, rocked by wind,I did a colour study of Beinn Alligin.
|View north to Alligin copyright Aileen Grant|
Today, I was down in my favorite place, Kishorn Bay, and the colours were similar. However, I was sitting on the shore and so the sea was not turquoise, but was more inky black.
|View towards the Bealach copyright Aileen Grant|
But to be honest, I had come up north thinking about trees, wanting to sketch trees. But the only trees I've sketched are those within Lochcarron itself rather than out in the wilds. Is this sad? Or just inevitable because of the weather.
|Seafront Tree, Lochcarron copyright Aileen Grant|
|Larch Sketch copyright Aileen Grant|
Anyway - enough - tomorrow is another day and the weather forecast is better!