Painting

Making bits of colour look like stuff.

Landscape painting gives me a chance to interpret the landscape in a less literal way than photography. Often I find myself revisiting moments from years gone by, re-interpreting them to capture their essential feeling. I am drawn to powerful colour combinations and bold shapes, and work mainly with a knife and acrylics.

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From the Blog:

Navigational Awareness – Don’t Get Lost on the Hills
The recent case of a man lost in the Cairngorms for two nights is just the latest incident for the busy Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. It won't be the last. …
The Most Beautiful Loch in Scotland? – A Hike across Cairngorm to Stunning Loch Avon
https://youtu.be/jONYTJFBjMQ Starting Out A few days after my photography mission to Braeriach it seemed that the warm settled weather had no intention of leaving the Highlands. The Cairngorms were bathing …
Autumn Photography Workshops in the Scottish Highlands
Autumn Photography Workshops I'm pleased to announce that I will be running a series of one-day landscape photography workshops this Autumn. Each workshop will be taking place in a different …
How to Read a Histogram and Why It’s Vital to Good Photography
In digital photography there are these things called histograms. They look a little bit like this: As you can see, it's a kind of graph with lots of peaks and …
Why Is the Sky White In My Photos?
We've all experienced the disappointment of photographing a gorgeous scene, only for the photo to come out looking horrible. One of the most common problems encountered is the White Sky. …
What are the best camera settings for landscape photography?
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with modern cameras, I'll admit. For one thing, they are far more complex than they need to be to shoot landscapes. It …