The glorious sunshine in Edinburgh is highlighting the range of colours in the city’s trees. Especially appealing against the bright sandstone architecture.
Yesterday I took a walk through Trinity in the North of Edinburgh and marvelled at the heavy laden branches, stunning pinks, creams and deep reds.
It’s hard to do justice to such colours and this is one thing I am always looking to perfect, capturing the rich and bright petals.
My sketches are drawn in black fineliner 0.5 with a watercolour wash.
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 kind of trees they are, perhaps someone could tell me?
I’ve sketched inside the Kirk before, HERE is a link. Just before the marriage of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall there, a couple of years ago. It’s a stunning building, inside and out.
You can find out more information about Canongate Kirk on their website HERE.