I’m lucky enough to live close to Newhaven Harbour and love listening to the tinkling boat masts and seagulls circling above.
I drive past the lighthouse (built 1869) often and yesterday did so with thankfully some time to sketch. I could sit for hours listening to the rocking boats in the small harbour, looking out through the narrow ‘gateway’ to Fife, I find it very relaxing. Add in come watercolurs and a blank canvas and I’m in heaven!
I painted this sketch with black ink and watercolour whilst sitting on the large stone steps between the harbour and road.
The original sketch is now sold but you can order a high quality mounted print from my online shop HERE.
The family and I had a lovely, peaceful walk in Cramond today. Along the coast from Edinburgh towards the Forth Bridge, the sketch is from the harbour where we left the car and walked along the river Almond to the Cramond Falls Cafe, a delightful spot to sit and have lunch watching the ducks swim up river.
Although it was windy the sun was strong and we sat out in the cafe’s walled courtyard and enjoyed our lunch before walking back along the river, throwing bread to the ducks, turns and seagulls who kept us company.
The family and I took a drive down the East coast to North Berwick today. A lovely seaside town famous for its fish and chips, and the Scottish Seabird Centre, which was where we had lunch.
Just around the corner is the harbour where a row of well sheltered benches let the towns visitors sit in the sunshine and listen to the tinkle of the boats in the harbour. This was our view from the bench …. penned with a black fine liner and then a touch of colour from my Letraset felt tips.