Over in Applecross, we went south to the Coral Beaches - it's such a lovely walk, and the colours were just beautiful. Lovely turquoise sea turning to ultramarine. I love those long views out to Skye over the islands and found a spot out of the wind where I did this pastel sketch.
|South Applecross View|
Also decided to try some woodland sketches. I've been meaning to do sketches in the woodland around Achnashellach for a while, so I finally got out there. The trees which remain there are a bit mixed - some look very spindly - but there are some lovely old pines. The bark was just beautiful and I decided to have a go at drawing this in pastel too.
|Pine Bark Detail|
Anyway, again it was cold, so the other sketches I did were in pencil. The first was a view east up Strathcarron with some spindly trees in the foreground. A desire to sketch these trees was my main purpose in visiting this spot.
|Looking Up the Strath|
|Looking out of the Forest|
We're coming to the end of this visit now. About to head back to Musselburgh and it will be a while before we can get up again, sadly. Maybe I'll manage to grab a couple more sketches before we leave!
And then I have to prepare for Art'sComplex Open Studios on Sunday.....