About this artwork

As remarked by Sir William MacTaggart (1903–1981) in 1965, the D. Y. Cameron seasons were autumn and winter, when the light and the sky are more dramatic and the colour scheme of the Highlands is far more exciting to a painter than in full summer. This watercolour shows Loch Voil from just beyond the picturesque village of Balquhidder in West Perthshire. It is delicately painted with Cameron’s characteristic use of colour, but with the line frankly shown in the construction of the picture. His watercolours stand in a great tradition of Scottish landscape painting, conveying the clear light of Scotland and the vast open spaces of lochs and glens.

Sir David Young Cameron

Sir David Young Cameron