Monday 14 May 2012

Something a little different

Over the years, I have found that my appreciation for mountains is best expressed in three different ways: literature, music, and art. Literature is obvious enough (it's the reason this blog exists, after all); for music, I find references in dozens of classical symphonies to the wonders of nature, and mountains in particular. Art is perhaps the most obvious. I have long been a fan of the work of Jamie Hageman, Lochaber-based mountain artist and fellow ex-Clachaiger. Partly inspired by his stunning paintings, partly motivated by my own experiences, I have gradually been producing a number of my own drawings based on the mountains of Scotland.

Some of them were created in 2010 using digital techniques, but my most recent effort is a traditional pen and ink drawing of Bidean nam Bian.

I hope to continue producing these pictures from time to time, as a rewarding distraction from writing!

"The East Ridge of Bidean nam Bian," 2012
"The Ben Nevis summit observatory," 2010

"Cloud inversion in Glen Kinglass," 2010

"Ben Nevis in 1837," 2010

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