The Light Between Benbecula & North Uist No 2

The Light Between Benbecula and North Uist In The Outer Hebrides

Painting Details

  • Dimensions: 130 x 89 cm
  • Materials: Oil on canvas, framed in Oak

Landscape Painting Of The Light Between Benbecula & North Uist In 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 vast sands dotted with craggy seaweed covered rocks. The high tide comes right up to the causeways between the islands.

This painting depicts low tide between Benbecula and North Uist from the causeway connecting the two islands. The low sun slanting across the beach highlights the sandbank and the incoming sea in the distance.