I may be late to the party but Autumn has caught me by surprise this year. And now my walks are filled with every shade of orange.
This time of year has always been my favourite, I’m a sucker for Christmas and favour a snuggle in front of a warm fire to stripping off in the sunshine!
But mostly I love the colours that envelope our land through the month of September and turn everything a gorgeous burnt shade of orange. I long for a trip into the Highlands or to be honest any close countryside just for a day or a few hours so I can soak up the wonder and inspiration of mother nature.
This may be the first of many crispy leaf drawings 🙂
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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 through the falling leaves of this special time of year.
Almost the whole front of the kirk is covered in ivy which is currently a glorious reddy orange but take a look on the Liberton Kirk website and you will see images of the kirk in beautiful greens during the summer.
I met a photographer trying to capture the colours on show and a friendly nursery class collecting orange and red leaves in tiny baskets to take in to the warmth and make an autumn picture from.
I must do that this weekend with the Sketcher Twins 🙂
This sketch was made with a 0.5 fine liner and watercolour using a water brush. Drawn on location.
Liberton Kirk website
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 the different seasons. Perhaps a sketch instead, I think it is the perfect shape for a tree. I’ll add colour perhaps digitally and then post them together to show the difference.