WhereArtI : 24th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 24, 2017
WhereArtI : 24th July : Edinburgh

Can you name this Edinburgh street? 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 a draw […]

Southerness Lighthouse on the Solway Firth

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Southerness Lighthouse on the Solway Firth

Today’s drawing of Southerness Lighthouse in Dumfries & Galloway on the Solway Firth coast. I started with a pencil drawing of the lighthouse from our ideally situated holiday cottage, before adding colour with the subtle shades of the Spectrum Aqua Blend watercolour pencils from Crafter’s Companion UK. One of the main landmarks in the village […]

WhereArtI : 17th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 17, 2017
WhereArtI : 17th July : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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 […]

New pens for a new view

Posted on Jul 16, 2017
New pens for a new view

I’m trying out some new markers from Crafters Companion this afternoon on a holiday break to Southness, near Dumfries. I’m looking out towards the Lake Distict over the Solway firth. It’s a challenge drawing straight to marker but each of these Seascape set of pens have both a fine point and a brush nib which […]

WhereArtI : 10th July : Scotland

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
WhereArtI : 10th July : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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 […]

WhereArtI : 3rd July : Scotland

Posted on Jul 3, 2017
WhereArtI : 3rd July : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched today? 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 […]

A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

Posted on Jun 29, 2017
A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

The rain hasn’t stopped pouring down today in Edinburgh, and thoughts go to a Scottish must have: The brolly. Together with wallpaper and lampshades I have always thought my black line art work would look great on an umbrella, especially with the artwork showing through to the inside, and what better a shape to fit […]

Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

A new collective is launched for Edinburgh creatives wishing to try something new. Yesterday I dropped in to see the new creative hub that is The Arienas Collective, situated in a delightful Georgian mews house in the New Town. The collective is a group of local artists (hopefully myself included) and designer-makers who are passionate about what they do, and […]

WhereArtI : 26th June : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
WhereArtI : 26th June : 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 a […]

The World’s End on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017
The World’s End on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Down at the bottom of the Royal Mile lies this famous public house, on the previous entrance and exit site to the city of Edinburgh. Outside the pub on the street you can see brass cobbles marking the site of The Netherbow Port, the gate that guarded the city for around 400 years from the 1300’s to 1700’s. […]