Winter Sky, near Pittenweem

Winter Sky, near Pittenweem by Dominique Cameron.

Dominique’s painting captures a serene yet foreboding scene of the picturesque Scottish countryside. Painted ‘en plain air,’ the artist has expertly conveyed the raw beauty of nature, juxtaposing the tranquility of the Pittenweem hinterland with the imminent arrival of a winter storm.

The composition of the painting draws the viewer’s eye towards the distant horizon, where the vast expanse of the Firth of Forth comes into view. As one’s gaze moves upward, the dramatic shift in atmosphere becomes apparent. Dark, wintery storm clouds loom ominously overhead, threatening to unleash their fury upon the peaceful landscape. The artist has skillfully depicted the subtle play of light and shadow on the approaching tempest, adding depth and drama to the scene. The heavy, brooding clouds cast a muted gray light over the land below, imbuing it with a sense of anticipation.

The sky, once filled with a subtle gradation of blues, has been transformed into a battlefield of opposing forces. The approaching rainfall is visible in the form of soft, translucent streaks descending from the menacing clouds. The artist’s deft brushwork captures the ephemeral nature of rain, as droplets merge with the canvas, almost palpable to the viewer.

Despite the impending storm, the painting emanates a quiet sense of serenity and solitude. The absence of human presence allows the viewer to immerse themselves fully in the untamed beauty of the natural world. The vastness of the Firth of Forth, stretching towards the distant horizon, instills a feeling of awe and contemplation.

Oil on wooden board. Framed in narrow oak moulding, with thick mountboard and non reflective glass.


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Media: oil on wooden board


Image size: 245x 195mm

Frame size: 400 x 355mm

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 430 × 380 × 7 cm