Glencoe memories – painting inspirations

As one still weight’s pros and cons of travelling in this difficult time of Covid 19 I am going back to my very fond memories of last year’s summer holidays,  very inspiring for new paintings. Sharing it with you.

Last year in July myself and my son spend most amazing few  days in Glencoe. Filled with stunning images of the Scottish Highlands.

We couldn’t have a better time although the weather has proved very mixed. Luckily having a few days in one destination allowed for exploring this stunning place in all sorts of weathers.

Enjoyed a comfortable stay in one of the cabins in Glencoe Campsite. Throughout recommended.

Drove there and climbed Buachaille Etive Mor at 1,022m , a mountain at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands. Known as the Guardian of Glencoe. One of the Scottish Munro’s. In my opinion it makes one of the most dramatic images of the Scottish Highlands.
I’ve paint it previously in autumn colours and titled “The Guardian of Glencoe”

We met with our friend, experience climber. Left our car at Buachaille Etive Mor car park, almost next to the start of the West Highland Way from the road. That’s another story.

Dressed accordingly in breathable light clothing, carrying waterproofs in our back packs and wearing comfy tested boots we set of for a mountain adventure.
Our approach was from the South-East side of the mountain with a clear path, crossing a bridge and steadily climbing up.

Rannoch Moor from Buachaille