Original of the month, September

Summer storm clouds, Balnakeil’


Size approximately 58 x 42cm

This big, dramatic pastel was painted from a photograph I took on an incredible summer’s day a few years ago. Although brooding clouds were gathering, the machair was in full bloom and it was very warm; silvery sunlight glimmered on the pools left by the retreating tide and I wished I’d had my sketchbook. I did, luckily, have my old Pentax camera and took some wonderful photos, which I then proceeded to lose. Imagine my delight when I came upon them during a clearout. Usually I dislike using such old material for inspiration but this day was still fresh in my mind.

This is a large painting in a heavy, rustic (though modern) wooden frame and I can not send it by post. It will need to be collected from Lochinver or personally delivered, by arrangement (extra cost to be discussed)

Framed pastel: £750

Original of the month, August

Peaceful Afternoon’, watercolour

Painted on location on a beautiful afternoon after kayaking across the bay to Baddidarroch, this view looks out to sea and towards Coigach, on the horizon.

A simple, quickly-painted watercolour, approximately 12″ x 9″, sold in a double mount (Antique White)

£120 including UK postage. Please use the contact form to purchase this painting.

Original of the month, July

Achmelvich, Off-season.

Pastel. 19″ x 12″

£450 (framed)

Calm waters and golden maram grasses in the low light of a rare sunny winter’s day. Achmelvich beach, near Lochinver, is quite magical when empty, especially when the weather is kind. Despite its inviting colour, though, the sea would have been much too cold for swimming!

This painting has now been SOLD but limited edition prints are on the way, so watch out for their appearance in the Shop section.

Original of the Month, June

Ardvreck Castle print

Ardvreck Castle


This medium-sized watercolour was painted quickly on location in Assynt, Sutherland on a slightly misty September morning. The painting is available framed or just mounted, which is easier to send.

Prints of this image are also available, in the Gallery and Shop sections. The original is just a little bigger, and of course it’s always nice to have the real thing! (Prints currently sold out but more on the way)

Framed price: £270 Mounted only price: £180 (includes postage to UK addresses)

To buy the Original of the Month please send a message via the contact form.

Original of the Month, May

Welcome to the NEW area of Picture Shack, where each month we will feature a unique, original painting available to buy.

Some of the originals will have limited edition gliclee prints taken from them which are also available on the site, via the ‘shop’ page. Others are truly stand-alone, one-off pieces.

As the months progress and more paintings and drawings are added, feel free to browse the archives for any which remain available.

Please use the contact form to enquire about the Original of the Month.

Spring Birches

Pen and watercolour wash . Image size approximately 32cm x 24cm (plus frame) The painting is double-mounted in conservation-quality ‘antique white’ mountboard and framed in a timeless, modern silver-coloured, flat profile frame. The price includes postage to addresses within the UK. (Please enquire for the cost of posting overseas)