Duncansby Head, Scotland

by Dorothy
(Carluke, Scotland)

This picture is painted on Daler Rowney NOT 140 lb. stretched watercolour paper and measures 12 inches by 9 inches.

I painted this from a holiday snap taken whilst holidaying in this area.

It was a lovely day and I was impressed by the ruggedness of the area and felt I wanted to capture the moment.

I found the perspective of looking downwards into the seas quite challenging.

As this was my first watercolour that did not end up in the bucket am quite pleased with my effort but were I to do it again I would have a bigger sky and also strengthen the foreground.

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A very nice painting.
by: Anonymous

I like it as it is Dorothy, I'm not so sure about a bigger sky, I think this painting is about the cliffs and not the sky, nicely painted. Edwin

Duncansby Head
by: Mops

Hi Dorothy:
You've certainly captured the moment. This is a difficult subject and you have portrayed depth, distance and ruggedness really well.
Brings memories of the Gower coast in Wales where I come from, where you could actually walk around the cliffs from one bay to another.

by: Dorothy, Cambs

Another excellent painting it reminds me of Flamborough head near Scarborough

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