1925 – 1926
33.3 x 38 cm
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
The vantage point
As is often the case with Mackintosh, this watercolour is composed of several viewpoints. In the lower foreground, the artist energetically stylises the rocks, contrasting rounded and sharp shapes. The cloudy part of the sky is subjected to the same level of stylisation, which gives a great coherence to the whole. This watercolour presents us with a beautiful harmony of coloured greys supported by some bright colours. Shadows play a very important role in this composition, especially in the foreground, which takes on an almost unreal aspect.