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.

Location - https://goo.gl/maps/BHwkkJS8BhT2


Comments

  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.

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    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.

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  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,
    Bruce

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    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,
      Keith

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