Under My UmbrellaSize: 76 × 61 cm
Maybe its because I’m Scottish particularly from the west coast of this wonderful country that I paint a lot of scenes with umbrellas in them.
We used to say that the clouds that would come over from the west reached the isle of Arran and “goat fell” the largest mountain on the island, would tear the arse out the cloud and drop its contents on every town and city in the west coast. My mad uncle would always say that, “summer was his favourite day of the year”.
On the plus side all that water goes on to make some of the finest whisky on the planet so it cant be all bad and nothing beats looking at a landscape when the sun comes out just after a heavy downpour, the atmosphere it creates is breathtaking. What I remember too about where I hail from is how friendly everyone is, people go out of their way to say hello or to make sure you and alright and if you were ever in need on a rainy day even if you were on a bike an umbrella would be made available to you.