The Lady’s Tower, Afternoon Light

The Lady’s Tower, Afternoon Light by Jem Bowden
Jem Bowden’s watercolour painting captures the ethereal beauty of the stone-built folly known as Lady’s Tower, named after Lady Anstruther in 1770. The artwork portrays a scene that transports viewers to a rugged yet serene coastline, inviting them to immerse themselves in the picturesque landscape.

In the foreground of the painting, a rocky beach stretches out before us, its varied textures and colors creating a visual feast for the eyes. The artist’s delicate brushstrokes and nuanced use of watercolors evoke a sense of tranquility, offering a glimpse into the peacefulness of this coastal retreat.

Moving towards the center of the composition, our gaze is drawn to the calm shoreline that extends south of the folly on the headland. The water’s surface mirrors the soft hues of the sky above, creating a seamless transition between the two elements. The tranquility of the scene is enhanced by the absence of any visible waves or ripples, reinforcing the sense of stillness and calm that pervades the painting.

As we explore the artwork further, our eyes are captivated by the gentle progression of the headland into the Firth of Forth. The artist masterfully captures the gradual fading of the landmass, creating a dreamlike quality as it melds into the vast expanse of the sea. The subtle blending of colors and the interplay of light and atmosphere convey a sense of depth and distance, inviting viewers to mentally wander beyond the limits of the canvas.

Jem Bowden’s watercolour painting of Lady’s Tower and its surrounding landscape is a testament to the artist’s skill in capturing the essence of a place. The artwork exudes a serene and timeless quality, transporting viewers to a moment of peaceful contemplation amidst the beauty of nature.

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Available framed in a narrow oak moulding (18 x 13mm), glazed and with an off white mount. Framed items are sent by courier for their protection.

Media: Watercolour on Bockingford paper, 200lb (420g).


Image: 310 x 510mm

Framed: 705 x 515mm, outer

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 74 × 55 × 5 cm

Unmounted, Mounted, Framed