Just back in Musselburgh from Lochcarron with lots of images of the hills in my head. I did a pile of sketching and a bit of work. Now I have to make decisions - what should I focus on next?
I tried working on this image of trees beside a lochan. I really thought there was potential for a moody pic with lots of abstract textures. It started off like this.
I moved on to Beinn Alligin. I drew a motif out first in charcoal, based on an earlier charcoal sketch I had done at the roadside at Annat. I love this view of Alligin with the seaweed shore in the foreground!
Then I added gouache and acrylic, and more pencil marks.
I did try a couple of other images.
Here's a stab at Beinn Eighe viewed from the path to Slioch. I used acrylic, gouache, pencil and conte.
And here's a stab at Slioch - a view looking up from the path, again based on a charcoal sketch I did on our walk.
But it was back in the studio today, thinking about what to take forward. More anon...