Saturday, 21 May 2011

A postcard from the Island of Sky

Today I received a beautiful postcard from an area which is still on my list of places I would like to visit in my lifetime. Great, many thanks Bridget! I guess you have painted the postcard with acrylic. A few strokes of a pen are visible. Bridget wrote: "I've spent the last week on the Island of Skye. Though it frequently rained nothing could spoil the dramatic landscape, the Black Cuillin Mountains plunging into the sea. Its history is also full of drama too - the remains of abandoned crafts (small stonehouses) when the crofters were forced to leave their land to make way for sheep, many having to emigrate and the stories of Bonnie Prince Charlie who took refuge here. This view is off the shore at ARDVASAR, on the southern part of the island.«
I of course immediately asked at Wikipedia about the unfortunate Charles Edward Stuart. When I come to Rome next time I will visit his tomb in St. Peter's.
One more time: Thank you so much Bridget for this gem in my collection of postcards!

10 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

This is an amazing translation of Bridget's stunning painting style to the postcard format. Somehow, it's both tiny and enormous.

vivien said...

I totally agree with Charlene - it's really lovely

Robyn said...

If I had painted this postcard, I'd be a very happy woman. Beautiful, beautiful painting that should inspire a series.

Cathy Gatland said...

Absolutely beautiful painting Bridget, another one that could work on whichever scale you chose.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Bridget...this postcard may well have been a huge painting on canvas...it has so much dynamism!
Ronelle

Pat said...

I agree, this is a big painting on any level. But of course a wonderful design can be viewed at any size and it will still be a wonderful design and you have painted this one perfectly.

Papierflieger said...

I love this vivid study and I always jealous at the same time because some people have real landscapes around to paint!

Bridget Hunter said...

Thankyou for the lovely comments. It is acrylic Albrecht - it makes the paper strong for posting. But I'm always adding wee touches before it gets posted - this time pen!!!

Desiree said...

Bridget, this is just wonderful a beautifully done painting. I can't wait for mine! Who knows where it will come from with all your travels.

Alison Staite said...

Golly - Everyone else has said it all. Great shapes, great colours. Great!

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