Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

As the rain continued to fall today I sketched from my car. Sitting looking up towards Hanover Street and Goeorge Street I watched the traffic merging with the pipples of the rain falling down my windscreen. Shortly after sketching this I realised the rain wasn’t going to stop so made a dash for my destination. […]

Ice cold Sketching as Edinburgh’s Christmas comes to life

Posted on Nov 22, 2017
Ice cold Sketching as Edinburgh’s Christmas comes to life

As Edinburgh’s city centre is once again transformed into a magical, colourful and sparkly wonderland for Christmas I visited one of this years highlights on George Street. There is a huge blue structure at the East end of George Street which is housing some beautiful and very temporary pieces of art, sculptures made of ice kept […]

WhereArtI : 20th November : Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
WhereArtI : 20th November : Edinburgh

Where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? If you know click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw […]

A wonderful evening at the Museum

Posted on Nov 16, 2017
A wonderful evening at the Museum

I hosted a creative workshop table at the latest Museum Late event on Friday, which was Jacobite themed to tie in with their current exhibition: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The Museum Late events are always very popular with around 1500 people enjoying a drink and seeing the museums many artifacts in a relaxed atmosphere, […]

WhereArtI : 13th November : Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
WhereArtI : 13th November : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into […]

Autumnal symmetry at the Gyle Shopping Centre

Posted on Nov 9, 2017
Autumnal symmetry at the Gyle Shopping Centre

Last week I was out at the Gyle shopping centre for a meeting and noticed this avenue of colour which separates the shops from the offices. In the centre is a small sculpture which I thought to be in the form of a plant but thanks to Canmore online I found our it is called ‘Stacked […]

WhereArtI : 6th November : Scotland

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
WhereArtI : 6th November : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered […]

The perfect cinematic experience: superior comfort and a wonderful film

Posted on Nov 3, 2017
The perfect cinematic experience: superior comfort and a wonderful film

Last night Mrs Sketcher and I had a night out at the cinema, but no ordinary cinema – this was the new Odeon Luxe. After a summer refurbishment the Odeon Wester Hailes has been reborn as a Odeon Luxe, with bags of room and reclining seats for everyone, plus a bar and coffee chain n the […]

Christmas is building, in Princes Street Gardens

Posted on Nov 1, 2017
Christmas is building, in Princes Street Gardens

This morning whilst walking from the old to new town I noticed Princes Street Gardens is once again busy becoming a Christmas Wonderland. On a rainy day in Edinburgh with the leaves still changing from green to orange to red is it perhaps hard to imagine the city in it’s Christmas guise, but the season […]

Have a colourful happy Halloween

Posted on Oct 31, 2017
Have a colourful happy Halloween

Bright autumnal colours in this sketch of pumpkins growing in a field, you know they’re ready to pick when they open their eyes! I love this time of year, so much colour everywhere, including in my kitchen at the weekend as we carved a couple of pumpkins, which are already collapsing and morphing their cutout […]