Scottish Art - Paintings of Scotland:
Swanston Village near Edinburgh
by D. Bruce Bennett
Technically part of Edinburgh, tiny Swanston village on the south edge of the city, is well off the beaten tourist path. It's practically impossible to find, unless you have some kind and knowledgeable Scottish friends, as we obviously do.
It's located in the Pentland Hills near Colinton, hidden among trees in the shadow of a T-shaped wood under Caerketton hill. Tourists on the A720 never know it's there, but Robert Louis Stevenson did. In the late 1800s, he hid out here in summer and is reported to have loved the view of Edinburgh from Swanston village.
This tiny, soft, watercolor-style Scottish Art effectively communicates the timeworn feeling of these quaint, thatch-roofed Swanston cottages in one of what some call "the hidden villages of Edinburgh." Only a dozen or so Swanston cottages remain, still privately owned. The customer who snapped up this little Scottish art landscape, now "owns" one, too - and for only $55! You could own a painting of Scotland like this, as well: just check out our Scottish art commission process and tell us if you'd like something similar.
Swanston Village Picture of Scotland
Medium: acrylic on 300#, cold-pressed watercolor paper
Image Dimensions: 6.5" w. x 4.5" h.
Mat: double mat of 1.25" w. white mat over dark green mat
Frame: approx. 2" w. medium cherry finish; 13.5" w. x 11.5" h.
(This painting of Swanston village SOLD for in September 2002,
but you could commission a similar version of Swanston village.)
Please note that all Paintings of Scotland (and Paintings of England, too) on this site are the original artwork of U.S. artist, D. Bruce Bennett. United States customers pay no U.K. exchange rate, no customs duty tax, and no international mailing costs. All we have to add to the very reasonable price of our Scottish Art is plain old U.S. postage (and state tax for Colorado residents).
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