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 […]

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 […]

WhereArtI 16th October : Autumn Colours in Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
WhereArtI 16th October : Autumn Colours in 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. Through October I have 5 pairs of tickets to this years Foodies Festival Christmas event in Edinburgh. Each week the randomly picked winner will receive a pair of […]

Stunning autumn colours at Liberton Kirk in Edinbugh

Posted on Oct 26, 2016
Stunning autumn colours at Liberton Kirk in Edinbugh

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 […]

Autumn in the Meadows park, Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Autumn in the Meadows park, Edinburgh

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 […]

Autumn sketching for #EdinHour on twitter

Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Autumn sketching for #EdinHour on twitter

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 […]

Five trees at the Scottish Parliament

Posted on Nov 27, 2013
Five trees at the Scottish Parliament

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 […]

A beautiful tree, shedding leaves in Queen’s Park

Posted on Oct 29, 2013
A beautiful tree, shedding leaves in Queen’s Park

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 colour on Calton Hill

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

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 […]

Autumn in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 1, 2013

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 […]