Ben Rinnes

We spend a fair amount of time up in North East Scotland and I've noticed that Ben Rinnes is creeping into a number of my prints and watercolours, such as Ben Rinnes Jug with Feathers (below). Probably not surprising considering the fact it's one of the views from my studio.

At 2733 feet it's Morayshire's highest freestanding mountain but not quite tall enough to be classed as a Munro - that said, from its summit you can see eight counties - Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Moray, Nairnshire, Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness.

In Ben Rinnes Jug with Feathers, the mountain forms the backdrop to a still life featuring a cherished Mocha ware jug with feathers, teasels and a few beachcombed objects.

This original watercolour drawing features in the forthcoming St. Jude's exhibition at The Scottish Gallery which opens on Wednesday 3rd July 2013.

Here are a few images of the painting and Ben Rinnes through the year (the sunrise image hasn't been edited!).


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rinnes sunrise2

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