Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Signs of Spring: Lighter in the evenings, feeling warm in sheltered sunshine, and multicoloured crocuses flooding the capitals green spaces. I love this time of year, although I love most times of the year in Edinburgh. I think it is the change I like, just when you have had enough of one season another comes […]

Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Yesterday I was near to the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s South Side when I noticed the beautiful reflections on the tall tenement windows. As the sun began to set over Edinburgh’s central park, the houses that run around the edge shone with a beautiful gradient of colours, with dark angular shapes showing the mighty trees hanging […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful blossom

Posted on May 17, 2013

This sketch is of the bright and colourful blossom currently on show in front of the Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile. I must walk or cycle past the Kirk most days and it was great yesterday to get a little time to sketch and colour the trees outside. I’m afraid I don’t know what […]

Time piece…

Posted on May 9, 2013

A quick lunchtime sketch of the Balmoral Hotel clock tower, poking above some trees. Seen from Cranston Street which runs down from the Royal Mile towards the railway station. I’m loving my non run ink pens which allow me to instantly add a watercolour wash to my black ink sketches. I’ll add a scanned version […]

Sunday morning

Posted on Oct 21, 2012

Good morning Edinburgh. And good morning Mr Crow.

Watercolour woods

Posted on Jun 20, 2012

This watercolour was drawn by the talented Mrs Sketcher while the children had an after lunch nap.

Morning moon

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

The sketch to the left is my second attempt, which I drew from memory on the bus.

Wind in the Meadows

Posted on Sep 20, 2011

A walk around the park for my wife and I certainly blew away the cobwebs