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Pitfichie Castle: Etching

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Etching - Pitfichie Castle in WinterThis year was slated to invite new art efforts and adventures. Last week, a landscape etching I had printed several years ago was accepted into the July juried member’s show at The Art League’s gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. My second exhibition submission, first selection. Might be a tough act to follow, but it is stimulating and encouraging.

Pitfichie is a restored fortified manor house located about 20 miles west of Aberdeen Scotland. It was built in the 16th century by distant relatives, and then lost to the vagaries of Scottish politics and conflicts after three or four decades. I’ve visited Monymusk  and the castle several times, walked the forests on the banks of the river Don, and toured the local distilleries. This etching (with aquatint) is the first print of a series of twelve showing the castle’s surrounding winter landscape from the northeast.

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Written by watsueast

10 Jul 12 at 23:05

Posted in Art, Scotland

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  1. 🙂 I’m proud to know you. Congrats!!!

    Vero

    11 Jul 12 at 22:11

  2. Wonderfully mysterious piece of artwork. Looking forward to viewing the next pieces in the series!

    Victoria Kitanov

    17 Jul 12 at 07:00


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