Barbara Rae, R.A. 1943 -
Winter Light, Lammermoor
Photo: R.A./John Hammond
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Winter Light, Lammermoor, 1997
Acrylic and collage on canvas, 1832 X 1980 X 40 mm
Diploma Work given by Barbara Rae, R.A., accepted 1997
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This painting is based on drawings made in the Lammermuir Hills in January and February of 1997. It was then completed in one working session at Barbara Rae’s studio.

Rae explained that she visited the area in midwinter because it is then that the starkness of the landscape is evident and the structure and outlines of pylons, tracks, fences and burnt heather are clearer. She also found that there were ‘some incredible sunset-quality colours: inky blues, pale mauves and lavenders, pink fluffy clouds. Obviously strong rose and purple were not present – but the feeling, the atmosphere of pink, indigo and purple was there.’