Berneray

Brian

Brian and his ladies supply delicious fresh free range eggs on the tiny island of Berneray, North Uist. Available from Ardmaree Stores, just up the road from the ferry slipway, or even better ‘from the door’ at the Passing Place Gallery, Rushgarry, Berneray, they’re really good! Brian’s wonderful ‘fly-away’ Tail feathers provided perfect inspiration for… Continue reading Brian

Approaching Storm

An unforgettable day! My husband and I were sharing some time on Berneray, North Uist, in part celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary, but also this was the actual day when he reached “three-score years and ten”! How we savoured the moment….the day dawned bright and breezy, and we had planned a leisurely walk up the… Continue reading Approaching Storm

May Sunshine

I love visiting Berneray  in May….often there is warm sunshine, although one has to be prepared for icy weather , even in early summer!  These lambs were relaxing on a warm day as I walked across from the hostel  to the bus stop.  Buses are not frequent, but very reliable, but my preference is to enjoy… Continue reading May Sunshine

Approaching Storm (2)

I enjoyed painting “Approaching Storm” so much that I immediately painted another one!  I should do more of these – weather is such an important factor in life ‘on the edge’, and there are often wonderful skies!

Ardmaree Peninsula, Berneray

The first sketch I carried out on the island – feeling extra keen, I caught the early bus and got going! But the morning turned decidedly damp, so this is as far as I got!

Bus Terminus (2)

 

Bus Terminus (1)

My favourite spot on the island! Buses are not frequent, but you can set your watch by them….I just like to sit and enjoy…and sometimes draw the scenery!

Bus Terminus (3)

The bus might look slightly different these days, but this is a familiar sight!  

A Berneray Calf

  Invited one day to draw twin calves while on the island – what a wonderful opportunity!

A Berneray Croft (1)

This view of one of the twin calves I painted on Berneray is one of a triptych. Croft buildings and the Minch can be seen in the background.

A Berneray Croft (2)

The second picture in my triptych of a Berneray Croft, painted on the island.  This is the twins’ mum!

A Berneray Croft (3)

The third picture in my Croft triptych features the second calf! This lovely subject  will be the basis of a number of pieces of work  , as I found it a fascinating one! I had been challenged to find suitable subjects for making triptych paintings in a square format , thus providing material for creating… Continue reading A Berneray Croft (3)

Derelict Blackhouse, Berneray

There are quite a few old blackhouses on Berneray, many of which are being beautifully restored.  Maybe one day this one will regain its former glory! TITLE “Derelict Blackhouse, Berneray” Study in Gouache. C Jo Morton 2014 IMAGE CODE : B12 ORIGINAL FOR SALE . Overall (framed) size approx 22.5 cms x 37 cms Passing… Continue reading Derelict Blackhouse, Berneray

Early Morning Snack

Sheep love to get in to the grassy area by the Hostel, given half a chance!  As this is right by the shore, perhaps the grass has a salty tang? TITLE “Early Morning Snack”. Gouache Cameo . c. Jo Morton 2014 PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints (20 x), numbered and… Continue reading Early Morning Snack

First Spring Grass

More sheep –  this  lamb seemed to have acquired a taste for dewy greenness, and was tucking in enthusiastically! TITLE “First Spring Grass”. Gouache Cameo. c. Jo Morton 2014 PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints (20 x), numbered and signed by the artist. Your print can be enlarged to any size… Continue reading First Spring Grass

Going Home

Hopefully one day fishing boats will frequent British waters in greater numbers once again.  Meanwhile I always enjoy watching any boat activity passing by . Here on the Minch it’s thankfully a frequent sight, and often there’s fresh seafood to be had, caught, dressed and sold on the same day! “Going Home”. Gouache Cameo. c. Jo Morton 2014… Continue reading Going Home

Harris from Berneray (1)

When I stayed at the hostel on Berneray for the very first time, I was astonished to discover this view from my bed!  Needless to say, the visit was not my last!  This is a simple pen sketch I did that first morning. TITLE “Harris from Berneray (1)”.  Pen Drawing. c. Jo Morton 2013 PRINTS… Continue reading Harris from Berneray (1)

Harris from Berneray (2)

One of my first tentative gouache experiments, the beauty of this scene encouraged me to be bold with colour! TITLE “Harris from Berneray (2) . Gouache Study. c. Jo Morton. 2013 ORIGINAL FOR SALE. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Size: 27.5cms x 23 cms. Price: £90 (mounted and framed) PRINTS This image can be… Continue reading Harris from Berneray (2)

Harris from Berneray (4)

…and another one, the lovely island light changing constantly. TITLE “Harris from Berneray (4)”.  Gouache painting. c. Jo Morton 2013 ORIGINAL FOR SALE. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Size: 27.5cms x 23 cms. Price: £90 (mounted and framed) PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints (20 x), numbered and signed by… Continue reading Harris from Berneray (4)

Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (3)

Another triptych – this time of the excellent hostel on the island, which is a converted blackhouse, right on the beach in a superb location! TITLE “Gatliff Hostel, Berneray”. Part Three of a triptych painted in Acrylic on Canvas.       c. Jo Morton 2014 ORIGINAL FOR SALE. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Mounted and framed.… Continue reading Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (3)

Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (2)

The second image in this triptych features the hostel buildings, beautifully converted ancient blackhouses. TITLE “Gatliff Hostel, Berneray”. Part Two of a triptych painted in Acrylic on Canvas. c. Jo Morton 2014 ORIGINAL FOR SALE. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Mounted and framed. Overall Size: approx size: 98cms x 35cms. (Each individual canvas approx… Continue reading Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (2)

Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (1)

  This is the lovely view that meets your eyes as you leave the hostel at the beginning of the day and look out to sea! TITLE “Gatliff Hostel, Berneray”. Part One of a triptych painted in Acrylic on Canvas. c. Jo Morton 2014 ORIGINAL FOR SALE. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Mounted and… Continue reading Gatliff Hostel, Berneray (1)

MacLeod’s Tables

This beautiful view was the sight that met my incredulous eyes when I first gazed out of the common room window on visiting Berneray Gatliff Hebridean Trust Hostel for the first time.  I couldn’t wait to get out my paints! TITLE “MacLeod’s Tables from Berneray Hostel ORIGINAL SOLD PRINTS This image can be supplied as… Continue reading MacLeod’s Tables

More , Please, Mum?

More sheep in the quiet of the early morning outside the hostel on Berneray. TITLE “More Please, Mum?” Gouache Cameo. c. Jo Morton 2014 ORIGINAL FOR SALE . Passing Place Gallery, Berneray, North Uist. Overall size (including frame) 27.5 cms x 23 cms . Price £90 (mounted and framed) PRINTS This image can be supplied… Continue reading More , Please, Mum?

Morning Line

Not many washing lines have such a stupendous view!  This particular early morning at sunrise the entire scene was bathed in pink…amazing! TITLE “The Morning Line” Gouache Cameo ORIGINAL Overall size: 22.5 x 27.5cms approx., including mount and frame. For Sale:£90. Passing Place Gallery, Berneray. PRINTS All images can be enlarged by the printer to… Continue reading Morning Line

Morning Line (2)

Not bathed in pink light this time, but no less stunning! TITLE “The Morning Line (2). Gouache Cameo. c. Jo Morton 2014 ORIGINAL FOR SALE . Passing Place Gallery, Berneray. Overall size (including frame) 27.5 cms x 23 cms . Price £90 (mounted and framed) PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints… Continue reading Morning Line (2)

Now then, girls…all together now…on a count of three…!

    I often sit for hours in this bus shelter on Berneray, just absorbing the view!  Here I enjoyed watching a tiny blackface sheep encouraging some more nervous beasts to cross the road to the field just in front of me! TITLE “Now Girls, All Together Now…On the Count of Three…” Gouache Cameo                   c.… Continue reading Now then, girls…all together now…on a count of three…!

Old Schoolhouse, Berneray

Another converted building on Berneray, this time Victorian, but offering a dramatic skyline! TITLE “Old Schoolhouse, Berneray”. Cameo in Gouache and Pigment Ink. c. Jo Morton 2014 IMAGE CODE B 33 PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints, numbered and signed by the artist, If required it can be enlarged by the… Continue reading Old Schoolhouse, Berneray

The Provider

Another local working boat on the island – a regular and welcome sight in the Minch. TITLE “The Provider”. Cameo in Gouache and Pigment Ink. c. Jo Morton 2014                          IMAGE CODE B34 PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints, numbered… Continue reading The Provider

Ready for Off

TITLE “Ready for Off”. Cameo in Gouache and Pigment Ink. c. Jo Morton 2014 IMAGE CODE B28 ORIGINAL SOLD PRINTS This image can be supplied as Limited Edition Prints, numbered and signed by the artist, If required it can be enlarged by the printer to suit your requirements. They can be supplied unmounted, mounted or… Continue reading Ready for Off

Well Loaded

It’s always good to see the crab boats out in the bay, as with any luck fresh dressed crab might be available for tea! Delicious! I don’t know whether this one was out for crabs, or had been elsewhere on an errand, but the boat attracted me with its bright colours and nice lines. TITLE… Continue reading Well Loaded

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