Storm over Skye J P McLaughlin
Storm over Skye is an original painting 20 x 20 inches on canvas and features the "Red Coat" that is a trade mark of my work now.
This painting is on canvas and is sold unframed and can be hing as it is or framed to your choice. The art is shipped free in the UK and will be delivered in a custom made wooden crate and tracked to your door where you will need to sign for the art.
The Old Man of Storr is a large pinnacle of rock located on the north of the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, in an area known as ‘Trotternish’. The 50m-high rocky outcrop of crumbling basalt is prominent above the road 6 miles north of Portree and can be seen for miles around. It is also the highest point of the Trotternish Ridge. The entire Trotternish ridge area was formed by a massive ancient landside, and the Storr, which is composed mainly of ancient lava flows, is the most easily recognizable landmark on the island and one of the most photographed. Indeed, the opening scenes in the Ridley Scott's 2012 movie Prometheus were shot at the Old Man of Storr.
Legend has it that the Old Man of Storr gets its name because the rock outline and the protruding pinnacle resemble that of the face of an old man. “Storr” itself is Norse in origin and is thought to mean “Great Man”.