Oil on board. 60 x 45 cm (80 x 65 cm including frame). £1,800
A trip to Madeira a few years ago yielded enough reference material for a whole exhibition! I'm only just getting around to painting some of these ideas. Madeira is a stunning island - a walkers paradise, but a head for heights is required. I liken the landscape there to some of the craggier areas in Scotland's NW Highlands - except there are cactus growing everywhere.
I began this oil painting as a demonstration piece for Broughty Ferry Art Society. I made a good rapid start that evening but the finishing of such a complex picture is something to take one's time over.