Monday, 24 May 2010

Aonoch Eagach Ridge

Aonoch Eagach Ridge.

This is one of the most famous of Scotlands mountain ridges. Probably one of the most frightening of all its walks or runs if you do not like open airy places.

I am not sure if I have used it on my blog before. How I wish I had indexed what I was doing on here. My memory is not at all what it used to be like.

I painted this using pastel on pastel board. I enjoyed the process because in the doing of it I was able to stand again on the spot from where the scene is depicted. In my mind I was there, looking at the prospect of that airy path with its back step pinnacle halfway along.

The painting sold very quickly hanging less than a day before it was purchased. It was bought as a wedding gift so I hope the eventual owner gets pleaasure from seeing it.

This blog is linked to my other blog where I mention a mountain experience:- Difficult Situations


  1. It's a big pleasure to see! And a very good wish to a wedding; remembering to stay together like a rock, even avalanches for joy... Hey, are your prices so low, or the people like you, or many artlovers are around you??? Greetings from the Austrian-Alps!

  2. What a wonderful pastel....and from memory too! You've captured the rugged and atmosphere beautifully. Congrats on this one too!

  3. Ralph, this has to be one of my favorites, truly. What a glimpse of heaven this one appears to be. I suspect you will have no real 'bother' in replacing a sold painting, by the way!

  4. Lovely painting! I like the clouds lingering among the mountain tops. Nicely done!

  5. Gorgeous Ralph. I especially like those cloud formations.

  6. wow Ralph..lovely painting

  7. Ralph cette peinture est absolument magnifique. Il n'est pas simple de traduire la neige... J'aime la brume nuageuse qui flotte... très belle ambiance que ces montagnes. Vous vous sentez parfaitement à l'aise avec le pastel.