Ootlier: Blues out West

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Ootlier: Blues out West


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Fine art prints from Tom's most recent collection - Blues Out West

Nine images that speak - in very different ways - to the distinctive palette and sense of place that defines the west of Scotland.

01 Berneray West Beach - Bright summer light shines though the fine sea spray at Berneray's West Beach. Captured with a single long exposure, the effervescent energy of the waves bursts forth from the surrounding calm, deep blue sea.

02 Auchineden Hill - As the sun sets on a hazy spring evening on Auchineden Hill, the rolling landscape ahead projects from left and right into the frame. Looking west, each contour of the landscape takes on its own distinct hue. 

03 Poppy - An adventure begins on the causeway connecting Berneray to North Uist. An image of joyous optimism, as “Poppy” trundles west, surrounded by the big blues of a Hebridean sea and sky.

04 Dandelion - High summer's cloudless blue is the canvas for this delicate cloud of seed heads.

05 Blue Process - An abstract piece made by combining alternative chemical techniques (cyanotype) and direct printing to silver gelatin paper using the sun (Lumen printing).

06 Out of Eriskay - A thin strip of road stretches out across a cool green-blue sea under brooding skies. The vast North Atlantic to the left, the Little Minch to the right. A composition that's all about perspective and the unique “in between” space of Hebridean causeways.

07 Tarbet 31.12 - The last day of the year. A bright cold mist rolls in over the water shrouding distant hills with a wash of cool blue.

08 Full Cold Moon - A brisk, chilly walk, stepping westward. December’s full cold moon sets over the snowy peaks of the west highlands. As day breaks, cold blues give way to warming pinks.

09 Storm at Milarrochy Bay - Loch Lomond under gale force winds. The churning waters take on painterly, impressionist blues and browns in this long exposure.

Each giclee fine art print is produced at home, by hand, by Tom, using Canon Lucia Pro pigment ink on gallery quality, 100% acid-free archival textured matt paper to ensure superior image quality and longevity. Each print is embossed, numbered and signed by Tom. Prints are A3 (approx. 11.7 x 16.5 in) in size. Each image has a 1/4 in to 1/2 in border to facilitate mounting and framing. Prints are a strictly limited edition, with 25 prints of each image available.

If you enjoy Tom's work, don't hesitate to get in touch to inquire about custom prints of other images including work from his Light by the Sea, Latitude, Thursday I Got Nothing... and RANGE projects. 

Find out more about Tom's work at his Ootlier website