Horgabost Beach by Mary McDonald 
Cold wax, oil and acrylic on canvas
Image size: H:88.5 cm x W:114 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:76.5 cm x W:102 cm x D:1.2cm
Frame Size: H:88.5 cm x W:114 cm x D:1.5cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
The white sands and turquoise water of Horgabost Beach. A gorgeous spot on the Isle of Harris.
Here I have tried to express the movement in the sky and colours influenced from that to the land and sea.
Framed in a lovely broad white frame as detail shown in a later photo.
Mary McDonald artist works are available with Wychwood Art online to buy and in our art gallery. Exploring the structures of landscape is my starting point for creating paintings. I love to experiment with perspective and the layering of directional lines, often simplifying a subject into what I see as an assembly of elements.
I strive in my paintings to strike a balance between painting a particular subject and trying not to focus my attention on the most obvious elements.
I work from my sketch books and photographs and am very lucky to be surrounded by amazing inspirational landscapes in the west of Scotland. My studio is at home and when I’m not painting I’m mum to two young children and my husband and I are also renovating our home. As you can imagine the days with us are creative, busy and unpredictable.
I studied at Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and design, graduating in 2000. Then worked as an interior designer for many years before giving it up in 2015 to focus on painting and the family. To discuss any of Mary McDonald's original art works please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.