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Rhia Janta-Cooper Fine Art

Landscape in the Scottish Mountains - Glen Coe

Landscape in the Scottish Mountains - Glen Coe

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 With its breathtaking landscapes and serene atmosphere, Glen Coe has long inspired artists from all walks of life. From its towering mountains and cascading waterfalls to its tranquil lochs, this stunning Scottish valley never fails to captivate the imagination. 

Through my keen eye for detail and mastery of coloured pencils, I brought to life the raw beauty and tranquillity of Glen Coe, capturing its essence in each pencil line. My work transports viewers to this picturesque location, allowing them to experience the serenity and wonder of Glen Coe.

With vibrant colours, the drawing captures the play of light on the rolling hills and evokes a sense of peace and awe. 

I admire Glen Coe's unparalleled beauty, where nature's magnificence reveals itself at every turn. The valley is nestled among majestic mountains, with their rugged peaks reaching towards the heavens. The sweeping vistas, dotted with vibrant wildflowers and lush greenery, create a sense of serenity that is hard to find elsewhere. The ever-changing light that bathes the landscape adds an ethereal quality to the surroundings, making it a paradise for artists like me seeking inspiration.

Glen Coe offers a diverse range of landscapes I love exploring and capturing in my artwork. From the dramatic peaks of the Three Sisters to the tranquil beauty of Loch Achtriochtan, there is no shortage of inspiration to be found. Each corner of Glen Coe presents a unique opportunity to interpret and convey the essence of this magical place.

To truly capture the serenity of Glen Coe, I had to pay attention to the details that make this place so special. The interplay of light and shadow and the texture of the rocks all contribute to the overall atmosphere of tranquillity. By observing and understanding these elements, I created artwork that evokes a sense of peace and calm.

It is a small work, showing intense colours as I saw these in the landscape while sketching it and creating this drawing.

  • Materials: sanded heavy paper, grade 800, professional-grade coloured pencils "Polychromos" by Faber-Castell, varnish for drawings
  • Style: Realism influenced by Impressionism
  • Size: 23 x 15 x 0.1 cm; the artwork itself is 22 x 14 cm; this leads to a white margin around the image as a preparation for a mounting mat
  • The drawing 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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