Behold the day by Matthew Scotland

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Acrylic on canvas

i painted this from random paint blobs and dribbles and was dreaming of the past, looking through the eyes of the Picts, going higher up the mountain to get closer to the creator, beholding the light pouring over their beloved Caledonian forest. And also looking through the eyes of their native cousins in America looking across their own unspoiled wonders.

futuristically speaking the light pierces like a trumpet blast dawning a new day, a world looking to a new-age, an enlightenment of humanity – but watchers on the mountain beware of all that glitters, for there is a fierce red in the golden dawn.

through the throngs of global new-age celebrations, a wild-eyed Ezekiel shouts at my window ‘Behold the day, Behold it is come’


  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    A nice random cum landscape, painting, Matthew. Oil I presume?

  • cheers olin, no its an acrylic job

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    Nicely done. I’m trying to paint with acrylic, but I find it very difficult, compared to watercolour.

  • cheers, thats weird, ive done the opposite- started out tryin waters and got all frustrated – i might need to try the waters out again.

    – Matthew Scotland

  • main1
    main1over 5 years ago

    Beautiful picture Mr. Scotland ;). I love the rich colors!!

  • hey miss main, hope your well, cheers yep its sensing that nearing of autumn vibrance

    – Matthew Scotland

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Matthew, I can feel the sweep in that sky, just beautfiul textures…

  • thanks Jewd

    – Matthew Scotland

  • April Webb
    April Webbover 5 years ago

    Very Beautiful as well as what you wrote about it.

  • cheers for that April

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 5 years ago

    I can feel everything you managed to convey in this. Truly love the description. Somehow, I feel great sorrow pouring over me as well as great hope at the same time….beautiful colours you used Maddy. Painted like a true professional

  • well thanks dear Tahnja, yes here is great sorrow and also hope, but enough about me, back to the picture : ) but seriously thankyou deeply for your profound insights.

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Ray Schloss
    Ray Schlossover 5 years ago

    unreal. wow!

  • thanks man

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    I love your inspired work, and words!


  • thanks Catherine, glad you love it so

    – Matthew Scotland

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussover 5 years ago

    An external visual defining internal communications Cheers Matt

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 5 years ago

    oh wow this is wonderful

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