25 July 2007

Sound of Jura

This is a very quick sketch, done at Castle Dounie, which overlooks the Sound of Jura. I didn't have long because my rather impatient family weren't keen on hanging around in the cold wind, despite the stunning views. You can see the entrance to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, which lies between the islands of Jura and Scarba. It is famous for its whirlpool (at the other end of the Gulf), which is created by strong tidal flows and rock pinnacles on the sea bed. George Orwell was once caught in it, and was lucky to survive.

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caseytoussaint said...

This is wonderful - sometimes the really quick ones are the best ones.

Africantapestry said...

Love you paintings of Scotland, previous one as well and I like this one being completely different in atmosphere

Linda said...

Oh, this is really beautiful! I followed your link to the photo of the place, and I think you've quite captured the local color and general feel of it all. Scotland has always seemed like it would be a great place for a vacation!