Sunday, February 07, 2010

Low Winter Sun at Rascarrel Bay by Kim Ayres
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22 comments:

Berowne said...

Not sure where Rascarrel Bay is, but that's a terrific picture.

Granny Annie said...

Granny Annie likes this:)

The Cloudcutter said...

Makes me want to leap into my computer screen and walk on those pebbles!

Eryl Shields said...

This is a fantastic dark, brooding image. 'Nice' doesn't really cover it!

Kim came and sat at my kitchen table on Friday and we talked – over coffee and tiffin – about the problems of trying to make art which, inevitably, has to push against the boundaries of current taste. And the difficulties of keeping on one's path when it's much easier to just please the majority.

Once it's framed and on your wall you'll have to show us!

Kim Ayres said...

Berowne - Rascarrel Bay is on the South Coast of Scotland

I'm really pleased you like the image, Pat. It's not that I dislike my landscapes, I think I've just been doing so many of them - and it's edgy portraits rather pleasant landscapes that really fire me up.

And it was a good chat over strong coffee and home made tiffin I had with Eryl - Highly recommneded if you ever get the opportunity :)

Pat said...

Berowne, Granny Annie and Cloud Cutter: to me it's like a path towards the light.

Eryl and Kim: some folk have all the fun. I though tiffin was tea. No?

john.g. said...

Beautiful !

R. Sherman said...

I like it. Very serene and contemplate such a scene is, in fact, good for the soul.

Cheers.

Pat said...

John.G: I'm glad you like it too.

Randall: and the photograph is the next best thing to being there.

nursemyra said...

lovely photo Kim

Kevin Musgrove said...

That's quite a bit better than nice. Excellent bit of positioning and patience with the exposure.

Pat said...

Nursemyra and Kevin:earlier in the comment box Kim said this:
'It's not that I dislike my landscapes, I think I've just been doing so many of them - and it's edgy portraits rather pleasant landscapes that really fire me up.'
I think there is probably a 'than' after 'rather'.

Leigh Russell said...

Breathtakingly beautiful.

lom said...

That is one nice spot, off to google Rascarrel Bay

Queenie said...

That is a stunning photo, and I'm glad you found a solution to your plant mystery.

Pat said...

Leigh an LOM: I'd love to see it in the flesh.

Queenie: I seem to have confused everybody and have to think to remember what the problem was:)

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Clever old thing isn't he, our Kim? Good to see Randall back in circulation again.

WV: Ingst - English angst?

Pat said...

Daphne: life wouldn't be the same without Randall.
WV:Ingst - English angst?
This puzzles me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, in every way.....!

Pat said...

Naomi: I wonder if you have been to Scotland?

Eryl Shields said...

It was the no-bake biscuit-cake version of tiffin: chocolate, butter and syrup melted together, combined with crushed biscuits then poured into a shallow baking tin and left to set in the fridge before cutting into squares. Most recipes include sultanas and nuts but I prefer not to give myself the excuse to kid myself it could be healthy!

Pat said...

Eryl: thanks for that. It's unlikely I'll get to Scotland again but if I did that would go on my must do(eat)list - along with Maggie's chocolate cake.