Light Between Islands, Benbecula

Light Between Islands, Benbecula

The Light Between Islands At Benbecula, Outer Hebrides
18.5 x 30.75 cm. Acrylic on canvas paper

Painting details

  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 30.75 cm
  • Materials: Acrylic on canvas paper, framed in Oak with etched glass.

Landscape Painting of The Light Between Islands From Benbecula, The Western Isles

The Western Isles in Autumn has an ever-changing array of atmosphere, weather and light. Many of the islands in the archipelago are connected by shallow sands. The ceaseless pounding by the Atlantic waves create huge, white, shell sand beaches. These areas between the Islands look completely different depending on the tide. When it is out, you can see vaste sands dotted with craggy seaweed covered rocks. The high tide comes right up to the causeways between the islands.

This en plein air painting is of the high tide between Benbecula and South Uist. The white sand beneath the sea gives it a colour more often seen in The Tropics. A weak sun behind the mountains can be seen through the sea haar. The image is somehow reminiscent of Japanese watercolours and this painting gave the title to the exhibition.

Look for the larger oil on canvas painting in this collection inspired by this piece – “Light Between Benbecula and South Uist”