Twilight in March in the north Atlantic, a beautiful transition lasting over two hours. The Vernal Equinox approaches and beyond lies lingering days of sunlight amplified by the sound of hundreds of thousands of kittiwake, fulmar and gannet. In this large watercolour the sun and moon are shown in diametric opposition over a strangely haunted seascape.

watercolour of vernal equinox

Vernal Equinox, St Kilda

Purple layers of ink invoke the colours of the rockforms, which in turn are coloured by St Kilda’s guano and sparse vegetation. Again I wanted to strip back the islands to a geometric simplicity that befits the perfect plane of the horizon line.

Ink and watercolour on paper, 57x77cm. Framed.