These are images from a recent painting trip to Black Rock Cottage on the Rannoch Moor looking towards Buchaille Etive Mor, (The Herdsman of Etive).  This is a world heritage site and mecca for climbers, photographers and artists.

Wild camping in early May is a great time for working outdoors although it was cold with snow still being on the hilltops.  The arrival of spring colours  and the light never ceases to give me new ideas and inspire me.

I know this place very well from my frequent painting trips.  This lets me site my easel in the spot I find most interesting. I  usually start with some quick sketches to get my eye in but this time I started painting straight away as the light was so clear.  I also had the added advantage of no midges.