Featuring a selction of oils on board, canavas and linen, the pieces depict familar Edinburgh haunts and vistas: the Meadows under a blanket of blue and white textured snow; faint light streaming through branches in Inverleith Park; and dramatic mood-filled views of the city from Arthur’s Seat.
Around 80% of the paintings are new works – many of these include a level of detail which Primrose has long been keen to introduce to his oils. The signature blended oils of the skies therefore sit above unmistakable architectural details like the Castle, or Barclay Church near the Meadows.
As the eye takes in the full collection, you notice the palette change from the deep rich tones of autumn sunsets; through to the cool, watery hues of winter. The effect is pleasing and shows not only Primrose’s skill in capturing the light of the seasons, but also his love of his home city.
With plans to focus on another subject matter next; and to reduce the number of exhibitions of his Edinburgh works, Evolving Moods will be the last chance you have to view the city through Primrose’s distinctive eye for some time.
The collection is on view at the Dundas St Gallery until 28 June