I was up at Ballater on Saturday, to deliver new paintings to the McEwan Gallery on Royal Deeside in time for the Braemar Gathering this weekend. It lovely day (if somewhat windy!) with a hint of autumn in the air.
The gallery is situated in the McEwan's lovely and unusual house, built in 1902 by the Swiss artist Rodolphe Christen, and situated on the outskirts of Ballater (near Balmoral and Crathie Church). The house is packed with paintings, and is a gem to explore.
Cottages and Harebells, Northern Ireland (Oil, 10 x 10)
This is of a farm cottage on theTorr road from Cushendun on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland. The hedgerows were full of delicate little pale blue harebells blowing in the breeze.
Flowers on the Clifftop, Portnaboe (Oil, 10 x 10)
This is another Northern Ireland painting, this time of the bay of Portnaboe as you go down to the rock formations of the Giant's Causeway itself. This is looking over to the Camel, a humped shape of rock. On a clear day you can see the outline of southern Ireland in the distance.
Moonrise, Humber Estuary (Oil, 10 x 10)
This is something a little bit different!
There's plenty more of my work there, so if you're in the area for the Braemar Gathering, then do take a look. You'll find a sign to the McEwan Gallery on the left hand side of the road from Braemar just before you come into Ballater.