Liberton Kirk in the south of Einburgh city is currently awash with gorgeous red ivy. When I saw a picture online I now I had to visit. Sketching on a beautiful calm and sunny morning I was reminded what lovely spaces church yards are, perfect green spaces through out the city perfect for a quiet walk […]
There’s a wonderful show of colour currently in Edinburgh, as Autumn waves a magic wand over all our trees. Everyone should take a walk through the beautiful colours of the Meadows park just now as October runs into November and the Edinburgh central park runs from green through bright yellows to vibrant oranges and deep […]
Last night I took part in some live sketching online, for 60 minutes during #EdinHour on twitter I posted several photographs of my sketch as it came to life. As the people at EdinHour explain; ‘#hours are mass chat sessions on twitter on a given subject, virtually always on a regular basis such as […]
I walk through this park outside the Scottish Parliament most days, but today the colours of these five trees stopped me in my tracks. I have tried to capture their beauty in the strong November sunshine with a touch of watercolour, on top of a black ink sketch drawn on location. The concrete seats […]
This is one of my favourite trees, I have seen it in snow, rain and glorious sunshine. I had no time to colour it this morning, so instead I’ve surrounded it with colour from the ground. I pass this tree most days and often think I should take a photo of it in all […]
Autumn is at it’s best just now in Edinburgh, surrounding us with lush greens, rich reds and burnt oranges. I’ve been carrying a pack of colourful oil pastels around with me for a week or so, since opening the box to find colours ideal to capture the changing season. Today I headed for the nearby […]
Today’s sketch is of a few items I gathered after a lovely walk through the Botanics on Sunday. Fir cones, pine needles and golden, crunchy leaves. All things which now carpet the RBGE grounds along with busy squirrels, gathering the falling acorns and stashing them out of sight. Head there just now to see […]
A walk along the streets of Granton today, on the North side of Edinburgh. I had to stop and capture this beautiful carpet of colour in front of me. The autumn leaves are covering most of the pavements in the city just now and it makes for a wonderful, if sometimes slippy walk into town.