Ivor MacKay • Hebridean Art

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painting with the light of the north

  picture by Ivor MacKay

May Light, Butt of Lewis
Ness, Isle of Lewis
acrylic on canvas, 20″ × 16″
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The idea for this painting came from a photographer fiend of mine, Malcolm MacLeod.  Having a very good eye he took the original photograph from which this painting was inspired.  Kindly, he lent me the freedom to paint his composition, as I felt it has a wonderful sense of light and power.  Thanks Malcolm.  If you wish to see more of his compositions he runs a photography shop on Point Street in Stornoway.  The Butt of Lewis is the most Northerly tip of the Island and gets buffeted by 120mph winds in the Winter months.  Here is the Atlantic on a friendlier May evening when all is calmer and the cliffs and rocks glow in the late evening sunshine.  The lighthouse towers over the cliffs, sturdily built, also bathed in golden light.

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