Little Bernera

Little Bernera - paintings from field-sketches
oil on canvas
51 x 51 cm
Can be seen at The Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen

'Delightful it would be on the breast of an island on a rocky clifftop, from there I could often ponder the calm of the ocean. I'd see her heavy billows on glittering surface, as they sang thus to their Father in eternal surging. I'd see her smooth clean bays and beaches (no mournful meeting); I'd hear the call of wondrous seabirds, a cry of gladness. I'd hear the thunder of the breakers against the headlands, I'd hear a clamour beside the graveyard, the sound of the ocean. I'd see her noble birdflocks on the teeming ocean; I'd see her whales, the greatest of all wonders.'
(translation of 12th century poem, Meallach Liom Bheith i n-Ucht Oiléin, placed 'in the mouth of' Colum Cille (McLeod & Bateman (eds.) 2007))

3 gulls Dalmore

Also in: paintings from field-sketches

goldfinch study 3
line of sheep Tàmol
Flock of Dunlin
goldfinch study 2
garden 2
garden 1
lesser black backed gull
Buntings Tàmol
sweet peas, sherds and bullfinch
goldfinch study 1
3 gulls Dalmore
ringed plover on the shoreline in snow


Photo comment By Janet Melrose: Hello, I saw your name mentioned in a book I read recently and I was interested to see more of your work. I feel that connections are made between folk for good reasons and I can see that we both have a much in common.

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