Winter in Orcadia
Oil on Canvas
Images captured on a trip to North Ronaldsay, Orkney, inspired the creation of this wintry scene. Man and sheep co exist in this harsh and barren landscape, silent but for the waves lapping the shoreline. To survive is to be resourceful.
The use of a limited tonal range creates a still, pervading mood across the scene. Touches of colour in the early morning enhance the beauty and isolation of the scene.