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The Waning Light

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The Waning Light About 1905

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  • Scottish Art
In this large watercolour Cameron used a restrained palette to create a feeling of solitude and serenity as the evening light fades. This drawing was probably made in 1905, two years after Cameron moved into his new house ‘Dun Eaglais’ in Kippen. The house had spectacular views of the Forth Valley and Trossachs to the north, and the Garunnock Hills and Stirling Castle to the east. The ever-changing Stirlingshire landscape was probably the source for this watercolour. Cameron first exhibited this work at the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring Exhibition in 1905. A similar composition, also dating from around 1905, is in the Fleming-Wyfold Collection, London.

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The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.


A hand-held board on which a painter lays out and mixes the colours he or she is using. By extension it is used to describe the range of colours employed by an artist.


A paint with colouring and binding agents diluted with water. It has a transparent quality and is usually applied to paper.

Composition, Palette , Watercolour


  • Acc. No. D NG 2083
  • Medium Watercolour on paper
  • Size 54.20 x 76.60 cm (framed: 94.61 x 74.29 x 2.54 cm)
  • Credit Lord Blanesburgh Bequest 1947