I do love the low lying sun at this time of year, for the shiny sandstone and the long shadows, and also the silhouetted buildings which I spotted on my morning drive this week.
This view is looking across Ferry Road from Newhaven Road. Looking towards the city and Holyrood Park in the distance. I had to pull over and sketch from my warm car.
The dark buildings and trees at first merge into one but then the more you look you see the different levels into the distance. The notes of a bus stop and some car lights become visible and hopefully I have captured that feeling of hidden in plain sight.
Drawn in with an ink fine liner and then a little watercolour wash over the top.
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.
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