I finished this work of rain clouds over the Isle of Skye yesterday and as with all my new work I posted it on my Facebook page. I love it but I was worried that it might be a a bit too bleak for some. Well I shouldn’t have been worried as it turned out to be one of my most liked and commented posts to date. Seems there are lots of fans of a broody Scottish sky out there besides me. This is now available on the website as several sizes of standard and Giclee panoramic prints and I’ve also made a square cropped mini-print version to fit those ubiquitous ikea frames.
The first of these is the beautiful Reef beach on Lewis (Traigh na Beirghe), a vast expanse of white sand edged by flower covered machair in summer, with a handy campsite just over the dunes. The day we visited was one of those days where the sun shone on beach and grey storm clouds gathered overhead. It didn’t rain. We splodged and collected shells and soaked up the views.
The second piece is from Skye. On our last night of a wet week camper-vanning on Skye we found a tiny and very quiet campsite at Camus More on the North Western Trotternish peninsula near Bornisketaig. The lovely lady who owned the campsite said that she didn’t advertise as she didn’t like it when it got too busy so it was just us and one other family (and lots of midges). The campsite looks out over a part sandy, part pebble beach with incredible views out to the Western Isles and we sat with some beer and watched the sunset. Amazingly it was the first time the kids had seen a proper sunset. And it was some sunset! If we hadn’t reversed the van into a lamp post earlier that day it would have been the perfect end to our holiday.