Abstract Painting – Walk Along Your Way

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Walk Along Your Way
an original painting by Sarah Fox

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Scotland in 2016. We spent the majority of the time in the car with my brother, Micah Gilbert (a musician, songwriter living in Scotland) and his wife, Suzanne Gilbert (a James Hogg scholar at the University of Stirling), trying to chase the Northern Lights.

original mixed media abstract, contemporary abstract painting, painting with rabbit, painting with unique animal, painting with strange animal, artist sarah gilbert fox, primitive art, raw art
Walk Along Your Way © Sarah Gilbert

On the first leg of our trip, we took the car on a ferry, disembarked and drove from the top of the Mesolithic Outer Hebrides to see the craggy rocks of the Butt of Lewis and the mysterious Callanish Stones (much older and less
touristy than Stonehenge
), to the quiet and wild Luskentyre Beach, then to find some Harris Tweed on the Isle of Harris. Whenever possible, we were searching for the Northern Lights. But no luck. So we caught another car ferry to the southern Hebrides to see the rare Eriskay Ponies. Still no Northern Lights’ luck.

Our last day in Scotland began with a car ferry back to Uig on the Isle of Skye, where we explored the gorgeous Scottish village of Plockton (think the Hamish McBeth TV series) and then the equally gorgeous, shore-lined, colorful village of Portree (think Scottish Calmac Ferries and Donovan’s Lochbay Boathouse).

Then we packed our suitcases, had dinner and enjoyed a glass of unpeated single malt scotch whiskey – Bruichladdich, with the funky, cigar-like smell of peat moss burning in the fireplace. (Everyone had made fun of me when I searched madly for – and found – a farmer who gave me a brick.)

After the sun went down, we decided to take one last drive to search for the lights. And suddenly there they were – the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis in Scotland – shimmering over the Uig sheep that were scattered about in the middle of the road wondering what all the fuss was about.

Because we had walked so much in Scotland – and we had finally seen the lights – this painting was inspired by one of Micah’s songs: Walk Along Your Way.

More info about the painting Walk Along Your Way

Walk Along Your Way
by Micah Gilbert

 

I’ll walk along your road,
I’ll follow on your way,
Whispering dreams,
singing through the trees,
There’s a turning on the road.

Kick up the dust,
miles ahead of us,
there’s another setting sun.

I’ll walk along your road,
I’ll follow on your way.

I heard your song,
I knew it all along,
It’s forever to be sung.

You can climb
your ladder to the sky.
and I’ll follow on your road.

I’ll walk along your road.

Sing the revolutions churning,
chasing down the day,
rusted signposts in the highway,
we will find our way.

I’ll walk along your road,
I’ll follow on your way,
Whispering dreams,
singing through the trees,
There’s a turning on the road.

Kick up the dust,
miles ahead of us,
there’s another setting sun.

I’ll walk along your road,
I’ll follow on your way.

I’ll walk along your road,
We will find our way,
For another day,
I’ll walk along your road.

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