Winter Highs

The change in seasonal light accompanies me back into the studio and winter paintings become darker.

In between gales, winter weather can become still and calm, glassy seas with piercing clarity in the atmosphere. The compensation for short days at 59 degrees north is the low angle of the sun’s rays, and after the sun has set the grimleens when the available light is prolonged by a slowly sinking spectral glow from beyond the southern horizon. Peaty paths on the hills become a patchwork of lochans.