Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Aonoch Eagach Ridge

Aonoch Eagach Ridge

When I look through my past paintings I realise that I have only ever really done two or so paintings that could be classed as winter. I painted an ice cave at one time and then this winter mountain scene.

Both painting did in fact sell. This one sold as a wedding gift for a young couple who had a great love of the mountains.

I am not a lover of painting snowscapes.  Maybe this was because I heard a fellow artist say that snow painting never sold. I did not even do the research to find out if that was the truth or not.

This is a painting of a very famous ridge in Scotland with its wonderful Gaelic name. I painted it using Pastels.

My challenge for my series of four is to produce something that speaks of winter. The fact that I will be trying to do it in abstract will mean that it will not look at all like this winter scene.

In fact I wonder if I will manage it all?

This blog is linked to my other.  Pens and Pencils


  1. This is beautiful Ralph. I'd not seen this piece before but it is just absolutely stunning!

  2. It sounds like you've set yourself up with quite a challenge. I'd think winter as an abstract will be difficult. Good luck! I like this mountain scene.

  3. I too like this mountain scene. You will succeed in your abstract..I have faith in you!!!