I was travelling from Scrabster to Stromness as dawn broke over the Orkneys. Expecting the muted colours of the north, this incredible red came as a shock. I took a fast series of photographs for reference and produced these in the studio.

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Hoy Orkney I
acrylic on paper
21 x 28"/51 x 71cm
Hoy Orkney II
acrylic on paper
18 x 19.5"/46 x 50.5cm
Coming into Stromness
acrylic on paper
6.5 x 8.5"/16 x 21.5cm