Brusho / Mixed Media Paintings are made using very colourful powder paint and lots of water. The powders lend themselves to abstract style of painting. I have used them to created Highland Cows, Scottish Highland Landscapes and also floral representation of the flowers of The Machair. To define the flowers I have used gel pens and Stabilo pens, these add crisp lines to the finished painting, hence I have added the phrase mixed media to the type and style of the art. The papers used are fine art NOT or ROUGH watercolour papers, to improve the flow of the Brusho and allow the explosion of the vibrant colours to blend. A new Hebridean Machair Summer flowers painting has now been added to this gallery, I have used St Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford rough paper for this, to increase the texture. A new idea is paint more crofts and highland coos and I am now adding these to this gallery. Whilst out walking in the Great Glen I see lots of thistles and no Highland Art page would be complete without at least one painting of this colourful summer flower. The fuschia pink of the blooms contrast perfectly with the greens of the grasses and hillsides. I have just completed a new portrait of a thistle bloom in oils.