Scotland has always been a dream for me as a painter. And as we finally went there, in the Summer of 2007, I was incredibly excited and couldn’t wait to see with my own own eyes these incredible landscapes I had seen on photos and films.
Well, as we crossed the border between England and Scotland the sun was shining a little bit, and life was wonderful. But then it started raining, and it never stopped again until we left the UK! I must say that I ‘d never in my life seen so much water falling from the sky, rolling down the mountains, and flooding the fields and the roads. That was really impressive!
But well, the problem arose that I hardly could spend an hour sketching outside, and anyway most of the time everything was grey on grey and one couldn’t distinguish any lines or forms! I especially remember how frustrated I was as we arrived at the famous Loch Lomond and I couldn’t see anything!
But well, I still managed to do some sketches of many of the places where we had been. What I couldn’t see, I simply invented… as I often do anyway!
Yesterday I started working on these sketches, adding colours… as you can see, the colours are invented too!
Perhaps you want to know where this one was… if I remember well, it was in North Uist.