A perfect January walk: sunshine, snow and blue skies

Posted on Jan 18, 2018

Arthurs Seat in snow 2018Yesterday I went for a walk through the crisp fresh snow which had fallen overnight on Arthur’s Seat.

The capitals extinct volcano sits in Holyrood Park and enjoys fantastic views over Edinburgh.

On this occasion however I did not trust myself to climb to the top in such icy conditions so instead walked around the hill to the crags from which I could see the view above showing Arthurs Seat to look like a mighty lion sitting looking out to sea.

The sunshine but so bright from top right creating beautiful colours withing the snow, notably strong blue shadows which I tried to capture above.

This sketch was drawn with ink and watercolour, using a Windsor & Newton paint set and Artgecko A5 sketchpad.


  1. EdinburghSketcher
    23rd January 2018

    Hi Lesley
    Yes this sketch is available as a print for £18 or as with most of my daily sketches, the original A5 drawing is yours for £65.

    I will send you an email with more details.
    Mark, ES

  2. Lesley McLean
    23rd January 2018

    Hi Mark
    Love this…almost the view from our window! Is it for sale?
    Lesley McLean

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