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Suilven and Lochinver

"Suilven and Canisp", Watercolour, 25 x 36 cm

The view of Suilven towering over the village of Lochinver has all the elements of a classic Sutherland landscape: the isolated mountain peaks, the wild terrain, the small fishing village strung out along the narrow strip of coastline.

From this direction Suilven appears to be an almost perfect steep-sided peak, often described as a "sugar loaf" shape, but in fact it is the end of a long, narrow ridge.

Lochinver is one of several important fishing ports on the West Coast of Scotland.

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  1. Hi Keith I know this view so well! I think the addition of the boat and the lovely summer time feel of this painting makes it a great success.

    1. Hi Caroline, I'd forgotten that you used to live over there.

      I'm glad you like the boat, I think it does bring the painting to life and indicates the connection these coastal communities have with the sea.

  2. Welcome back Keith!... I've missed your posts and paintings! A beauty... this one! Very alive... and animated. The boat and landscape fit seamlessly together! Glad that you're back!

    Good Paintings... and Warmest regards,

    1. Hello Bruce, it's good to be back. I'm glad you like this moment in the life of a West-coast community.

      I hope we'll be in touch more regularly now.

      All the best,


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