- Dimensions: 51 x 61 cm
- materials: Oil on board.
South Uist, Pale Dawn is a landscape painting of the view South East from Drimore Farm where I stayed on South Uist. The mountain is Beinn Corradail, at 527 metres it is not a true mountain and is part of the main south Uist range, lying between the two higher summits of Hacla and Beinn Mhor.
In South Uist, the land between the Machair plane and the mountains has is a mixture of agricultural land moorland. In the pale morning light the differing tones and colours of the grasses layering into the distance caught my attention. Particularly the bright green grass of the richer areas of earth juxtaposed with the rougher moorland colours.
South Uist’s West coast is an incredibly beautiful place. Long white sandy beaches backed by dunes behind which is the large flat Machair plane and after there are moorlands and mountains. The colours and forms of the land and sea are extraordinary. It is one of the rarest habitats in Europe, found only in the north and west of Britain and Ireland.