CÒIG SGIATHAN | FIVE WINGS // Walk with Diana Mackie – Loch Bay, Waternish
25 WALKS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE & LOCHALSH
Monday 21th August – Lochbay with Step It Up Highland Waternish group
My second walk with this delightful group of walkers.
The previous topic was ‘ Take a closer look ‘ where we looked through an oval mount at the landscape and the ground beneath us. As a follow up I thought to discuss the very essence of the artists’ approach and development of a painting.
From emotion, inspiration, design, and colour through to the application.
I also brought in to the conversation the use of words in poetry that can conjure up such an understanding of color.
For a poet to describe colours I used this example as written by Amy Simmons
Here she comes
Taste the metal in a bruised sky, her sudden change of mind,
As the last light shrinks into greedy brine.
The words bruise, metal, give an immediate sense of the colours.
While light, greedy and brine add vividly to the imagination of the reader supported by my chosen image.
The image is one of five paintings in our recently completed film
This Blog post is related to the following Project:
CÒIG SGIATHAN | FIVE WINGS
ATLAS Arts has collaborated with local walking groups and artists to curate a series of walks around the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. This programme connects community, art and the environment through a series of walks designed to highlight different areas of Skye and Lochalsh and introduce participants to the work of local artists and how the environment inspires their creativity.