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Rhia Janta-Cooper Fine Art

I Love Isle of Skye, Scottish Landscape

I Love Isle of Skye, Scottish Landscape

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Unearth the Beauty of Isle of Skye: My Love Affair with the Red Cuillins and Isle of Skye.

Imagine a place where the earth meets the heavens, rugged mountains are cloaked in a misty veil, and nature weaves an enchanting tapestry of colours. Welcome to the Isle of Skye, a painter's paradise where the Red Cuillins and the breathtaking Scottish landscape are an endless source of inspiration. 

With its sweeping vistas, dramatic cliffs, and mystical atmosphere, this Scottish gem offers a feast for the senses. Every stroke with the coloured pencil tells a story, and every stroke of colour breathes life into the illustration board.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where nature and creativity merge, landscapes become masterpieces, and the Red Cuillins hold endless fascination.

The Red Cuillins are majestic peaks composed of volcanic rocks that create a dramatic backdrop against the Scottish sky. Their reddish hue comes from the iron-rich rocks that form their composition, setting them apart from the Black Cuillins made of dark-coloured gabbro.

The Scottish landscape is my dream, with its hills, dramatic coastlines, and picturesque lochs. Skye, in particular, offers a diverse range of landscapes, from the tranquil beauty of the Fairy Glen to the wild and untamed charm of the Quiraing.

When I immerse myself in the Scottish landscape, I capture not only the physical beauty of the land but also the emotions and stories it evokes. Each pencil line becomes a way to convey the awe-inspiring grandeur of the mountains, the serenity of the lochs, and the untamed spirit of the Scottish wilderness. Through art, I can transport viewers to the landscapes that have touched my soul, allowing them to experience the beauty of Skye through the artist's eyes.

Preserving the beauty of the Isle of Skye through art.

My intention as an artist, while I continue to find inspiration in the beauty of Skye, is also to play a vital role in preserving and protecting the land. Through my art, I want to raise awareness of the fragility and vulnerability of the landscape, encouraging others to appreciate and conserve its natural wonders.

  • Materials: paper illustration board, oil-based coloured pencils "Polychromos" by Faber-Castell, Derwent Lightfast Pencils, varnish for drawings.
  • Style: Realism influenced by Impressionism
  • Size: 35 x 25 x 0.2 cm; the artwork itself is 32.5 x 22.8 cm; this leads to a clean margin around the image as a preparation for a mounting mat
  • This artwork is not framed.
  • The second image only shows an example of how the drawing may look in a frame and on a wall.

 

 

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