It is cold, dreary and dark as winter sets upon Scotland. Perhaps bidding on a tropical picture could help to combat the winter blues brought on by the slicing wind and rain and days that keep getting shorter and shorter. This December’s Scottish Contemporary Art Auction holds a number of lots that are the dose of sunshine and warmth that we all need in the blistery Scottish winter.
Lot 606, Coastlines I, a mixed media by Michelle Smith (est £600-900) brings you to thoughts of warm sand, crashing waves, and long summer days.
Three pictures by Paul Gell, lots 626, 627, and 628 (est £200-400), instantly transport you to landscapes full of palm trees and other tropical flora and fauna, easily melting away the coldness of the winter winds.
Soft pastels and palm trees in lot 668, Oasis by James Downie Robertson (est £1,000-2000) are sure to ease the mind and warm the senses, and remind you of breezy summer evenings.
Bright blue skies dotted with clouds on the coast feature in lot 736, The Village of Pirnmill, Arran, an oil by Robert Kelsey (est £600-900).
The title says it all in lot 780, Sun at St Michaels Mount by Alan Furneaux (est £350-550), which shows blue-green seas and plenty of sunshine, and the oil diptych Spring Daisies by Ros Green in lot 856 (£100-150) just exudes springtime sunshine and warm with its blooming daisies and gentle greens.
With a number of price ranges, any one of these warm and welcoming pictures could be yours to cure the winter blues and bring a little bit of sunshine into your life.
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