Inspiried by Oban
We were very lucky to have got away on two business trips this year, one of which was a trip to Oban whilst celebrating our 6th year wedding anniversary. We managed to enjoy our celebration of our wedding anniversary but we got to discuss business matters and brainstorm our ideas for the future of the business. . As Christians, we are asking our Lord to guide us as to what he wants us to do with our painting and, prayers are being answered because of our strong faith. It brings us such delight to be able to allow our faith to have such an impact on our business and, life generally but, workwise it is such a huge unknown step of faith.
Our trip to Oban was amazing. The scenery was breathtaking. As we walked around the harbour we noticed how clear the sea water was, it was as clear as crystal that you could see right to the bottom of the sea. We were amazed. The clear waters against the landscapes from a far distance was a beautiful sight. The churches, sea and ferries at a standstill looked beautiful set against the landscape and, skyline too. We were starting to feel really inspired by our surroundings there in Oban. This was our first trip there and, we were falling in love with the place. As you can see from the photos below, you can see why any artist would be inspired by the place. We expected it to be very quiet but, cars were coming here, there an everywhere that we were beginning to wonder where they were all coming from and going to, as Oban is isolated. The hardest part of the trip was actually finding a car parking space, would you believe!
These photos below : some were taken from up at McCaigs Tower, a couple of McCaigs Tower itself and a couple from our hotel suite.
(Anniversary Flower Bouquet)
We drove up to McCaigs Tower sat upon the hills and, to our amazement the views of Oban from up there were absolutely spectacular! (Photo below) The tower was build in memory of family. I was just in awe at the amazing colours in the land, sea and sky from where I was standing and, the sun made the view even more amazing highlighting parts of the scenery. A breathtaking moment and a moment I will never forget. I am feeling quite inclined to paint the beauty of Oban and release the calming emotions I felt while visiting there.
If you are an artist and, need some inspiration or even just want to have trip away I encourage you to visit Oban for a couple of nights at least. Lots to see and do and many areas to go and paint outdoors, or you can photograph the many beautiful views if you enjoy going around snapping away with a camera.