Towards the Hebrides


Staffa is an organ
Thrown overboard by giants long ago.

Jura is a beast with its head down, sleeping,
Its back volcanic, its winds eroded.

Tiree is a gust of fields and houses
Low in the water on the world's rim.

Lewis is a congregation of juddled srmons
Battened-down hatches in a mist of whisky.

Eigg is one milk tooth biting the sky
Searching thirstily among sagging clouds.

by Kenneth C Steven.

Poetry inspires my paintings. I have recently come across the works of Kenneth C Steven he captures the beauty of the Hebrides in his writing. My painting was inspired by the wetlands of Lewis and is titled 'Towards the Hebrides' oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm.


  1. Happy New Year Lass!... This atmospheric jewel is a great beginning for 2016!

    The painting is poetic in its own right- with structure... line and stanza apparent in its composition and design!


    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  2. Many thanks Bruce and Happy New Year to you laddie!

  3. Lovely greens, even in the sky!

  4. Thank you Rhonda, nice to hear from you!

  5. As always, lovely atmosphere. My favorite kind of painting.