Curling on Kilconquhar Loch
Signed and titled, open edition print in two sizes :-
Standard size - image 38 x 26cm on A3+ paper (48 x 33cm)
Large size - image 53 x 37cm on A2 paper (59 x 42cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 40 x 50cm.
Un-mounted prints are packaged in sturdy tubes.
Highest quality Giclee print.
When I first started painting the East Neuk, I was often asked if I would paint Kilconquhar Loch. Because my work is mainly about people, I didn’t think that the loch would work as a painting for me. Then someone mentioned that in the winter, when the conditions are right, people use the loch for curling. I managed to get hold of some old photos of curlers on the loch and this little painting was born.
I enjoyed planning the composition of this painting emphasising the horizontal lines of the ice and snow, the grass and wall and even more horizontal lines formed by clouds in the sky. These lines are broken up by the short vertical shapes of the figures, the gravestones and the trees.
In summer the loch is quite different. It is a sanctuary for birds, mainly ducks. There is even a sign warning you of ‘Ducks Crossing’ at the village green. Folklore says that there used to be many swans in the loch as well but they fled due to the “unholy din” made by the Pittenweem witches who were sentenced to their deaths and drowned there!