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Still Water

“Still Water” depicts a part of the inner harbour at Dysart, in Fife, Scotland. It’s very sheltered there. Sometimes the water will go as still as a mirror, even if it’s choppy in the outer harbour.

Colours In The Water

On this occasion, it was a cloudless summer evening. The sun was close to setting. A rosy glow in the sky competed with a fading blue, with both colours reflecting in the water.

The light and colour brought a dull area to life and made the reflections of the boats and masonry really stand out. Luckily for me, I got the pink wash right first time. (That’s unusual.)

The Harbour Wall

For me, the real challenge was the drab, crumbling harbour wall on the right. With repeated applications of dull grey and green paint and a bit of scumbling (a good word, scumbling), I eventually resolved it to my satisfaction.

I guess most people will appreciate the painting (if they appreciate it at all) mainly because of the colours in the water. Speaking for myself, though, I’m happiest with that dingy harbour wall, as I feel it worked out well for me.


By the way, for anyone who may be interested, they used Dysart Harbour as a setting in the TV drama Outlander. Though I don’t suppose these particular boats featured.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 14 x 21 inches, or 36 x 53 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £125.00.

I’m prepared to sell this painting to buyers in the UK, only. (Sorry. if you live in another country. This is a fairly large painting and the cost of shipping it internationally would be very high. However, please email me if you want to discuss.)

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing) in the UK, but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

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