January 15, 2016

Winter in Scotland

My Lovelies ... you have brought your magical selves to have a peek and see what's going on today.  Welcome.

In the late 1980's I spent a winter on the west coast of Scotland.  Beautiful towns along that coast - from Dundee, Carnoustie, Arbroath up to Aberdeen.  At some point I was privileged to spend time at Loch Tay and surrounding areas.  A stunning estate, overlooking the lake, where we stayed at the old dowager house, enjoying the opulence and comfort of the beautiful surroundings.  If you have read some of my other blog posts you will know I also lived in London when I was young and foolish   Glasgow was my home  for awhile and so I pretty much saw and fell in love with Scotland and her people. Sometimes, even now, I get homesick for the UK ... it was a huge part of my life. 
I have always found bridges fascinating, and the old curved stone bridges of the UK ... well I fell in love.  This particular painting is a wintery scene from the Loch Tay area, full of mist and mystery, painted in the soft colours I used to love so much.  Mexico changed all that. 

A copy of the painting I am showing you today has become a journal page.  I am linking to Art Journal Journey, and Paint Party Friday.

"The Mists of Scotland" oil on canvas, Donna Parker

Thanks so much for dropping by.  I love reading your comments.  Enjoy the moment.

“She felt something missing in her soul. It wasn't until she landed in Edinburgh that she realized that missing piece was the wild, mystical land.”
 
~ Donna Grant, Hot Blooded

17 comments:

  1. Really beautiful. It feels cold and wintery in more of a moist way than a snowy way. Sounds like you've had a fascinating life! Love reading about it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful painting Donna, it feels really cold and wintry. Fantastic work as always. Hugs, Valerie
    Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your paintings are exceptional. I love the ambiance of the places you paint. My crying need is to go to Scotland so I can see/feel my ancestors homeland. I look forward to that day. Unfortunately, the pound is hurting my chances financially to spend any amount of time there. Thanks for the visit. Blessings, Janet, PPF

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loveley Painting...wishing you a beautiful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow.. this is just gorgeous Donna! You are such a wonderful artist!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Art Journal Joureny! Happy PPF as well!
    oxo
    Susi

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is just gorgeous, Donna! I love hearing the stories that go with your art work, truly a pleasure :)
    Hugs
    Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a beautiful scene and the colours are stunning

    Lovely to have you join in again at Art Journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. How special to get to travel a bit with you.
    Your beautiful bridge and trees really set the scene along with your enchanting narrative of your colorful life dear Donna!
    The UK certainly IS a wonderful and magical place.
    oxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. A marvelous painting and so perfect for a winter journal page. You have led an amazing life and reading the details of your adventures is a joy.
    Hugs,
    Cacrolyn

    ReplyDelete
  10. such a magical painting! I have always wanted to see Scotland...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am humbled and inspired at the same time! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I eat my heart out when I see you gorgeous art work -- and this IS art - not crafting but Art in the flesh!! your painting is beautiful - you have such artistic talent all I can do is sigh time and time again. I adore this painting and again, for my taste, it is one of the best!!!!!
    sandy xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. A gorgeous painting, I can feel and see the mists and hills of Scotland. I live in the very north of the UK and Scotland is close to visit, seeing this picture makes me want to return soon.
    Yvonne xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a lovely painting. I would love to visit Scotland one day. xo

    ReplyDelete
  15. So wonderful to be able to hear and see your paintings of your travel throughout the years. Precious memories for you.

    ReplyDelete