Monday, 24 November 2014

Into the blue. A landscape.

'Into the blue' - acrylic on canvas 5x5 inch
Well, we had a fabulous weekend in London despite getting off to a bad start with a 4 hour delay caused by thick fog at Inverness airport and compounded by a bird strike (poor birds) which necessitated an engineer to come out to inspect the nose cone of the aircraft to ensure it was safe to fly. We watched him carry out his inspection which, I kid you not, involved him putting his hand up to shield his eyes from the sun looking up at the nose cone (not even on a ladder) and nodding that, yes, it was safe to fly! I'm no engineer but even I could've done that!

Anyway, by the time we arrived on the Friday it was mid afternoon so we just went into Kingston, not far from where my sister lives and did a bit of shopping. We headed into London early on Saturday and made up for lost time visiting the major sights, taking in a show (Book of Mormon which was every bit as funny as the first time I saw it), visiting the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery and eating our own body weight in Indian, Lebanese and Thai food. 

Van Gogh at the National Gallery
Westminster by night 

Trafalgar Square

Grayson Perry's exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery 

So, back to art. This is another small impressionistic landscape inspired, as so many of my paintings are, by Strathy beach. I was stuck on the title for this one so I asked S and he suggested 'Into the blue' so that's what I'll call it. 

Close up - Into the blue

Close up - Into the Blue

Close up - Into the blue
This is going into the Caithness Horizons Christmas Exhibition which starts next week and runs through until the start of January.

I've got a few different paintings on the go at the moment and now that our mini break to London is over it's time to knuckle down to getting the pet portraits completed and some more landscapes finished for upcoming exhibitions next year. 


  1. Une adorable peinture aux couleurs azurées...
    Nul doute que les musées Londoniens vous aient offert un merveilleux spectacle.
    Très joli billet.

    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Sounds and looks like you had fun in London! Love the fresh vibrant colours of your painting, and the wonderful texture .....

  3. This is GORGEOUS!!! And so much detail for a teeny painting! I'm so glad you had such a great trip. SO wish I could have been there! :0)

  4. Tut tut! You have forgotten to put a link on the painting of where it can be purchased! ;0)

  5. what a really beautiful seascape Nic- it reminds me so much of summer! Glad all worked out with your flight. Looks like a great time and good weather too. I was planning on using that specific Van Gogh painting for an art challenge (if I can get to it)!

  6. I really love your style, lovely dreamy paintings!

  7. Love your painting. The colors are really appealing and the I'd like to be viewing that scene right now.

  8. Can I buy this painting? (In to the Blue) no rush... Take it to the exhibition but put a red dot on it!! 😄

  9. Into the blue is just wonderful. Your trip to London sounds like it was so much fun. I'm due for a trip. One of these days....


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