Yorkston Road lies just south of Temple, snaking along the north bank of the Roseberry Reservoir. Gillies found endless subject matter in the area around his home in Midlothian. In The Yorkston Road, Temple we see Gillies stopped by the side of the road and looking south, with the Lammermuir Hills visible under a rising sun. The ink line, which will have been added first is fluid and expressive, with the watercolour added subsequently.
Signature: signed lower left
A Dozen Paintings and Works on Paper, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016, ex cat.
About William Gillies
Scottish, 1898-1973, Haddington, United Kingdom, based in Scottish Borders, United Kingdom