This is a dramatic abstract mountain landscape painting of the Black Cuillin ridge on the the Hebridean isle of Skye Scotland.
In this atmospheric artwork I have tried to portray the drama of the long and narrow ridge of black Gabbro and Basalt rock, with its steep vertiginous drops either side and its many pinnacles and bare rocky outcrops.
Often shrouded in cloud and mist, it is the most rugged of Britain's mountain ranges with little or no vegetation on most of its many peaks, an area where scrambling and climbing and a head for heights are required to reach its peaks.
This atmospheric original painting was inspired by my first visit to the ridge, in 1982 where the inner was covered in thick cloud, like a cauldron bubbling over, whilst the outer edge was clear with amazing views of the isle of Skye. I have climbed it several times since, where I have experienced extremes of weather from days of torrential rain soaked in summer with little visibility to hours of baking hot sunshine in spring or autumn with panoramic views over the island and beyond.
Painted in cool simple tones of black and blue grey in a misty impressionistic modern contemporary semi abstract style, with a lightly textured surface.
An original acrylic art painting on 8 x 8 inch canvas
Available as professionally printed signed fine art giclee prints 12" x 12" or 20" x 20" on textured watercolor style paper.
Other custom sizes and surfaces are available to order.
Watch Danny Macaskill ride along the ridge starting from Loch Coruisk to the iconic Inn Pinn all the way back down again to the sea on his mountain bike, Beware it's not for the faint hearted or anyone who suffers from vertigo.