The Woollen Mill, on the Royal Mile

Posted on Nov 17, 2013
The Woollen Mill, on the Royal Mile

Friday was an excellent day, for a few reasons, one of them being I had plenty of time to sketch this beautiful building on the Royal Mile.   It’s no coincidence The Woollen Mill stands opposite the warm and inviting Starbucks near the Tron Church.  I tweeted the black and whit version on Friday, but […]

Royal Mile wee houses

Posted on Nov 13, 2013
Royal Mile wee houses

More wee sketches from the Royal Mile. This time some of the historic housing on the High Street. These beautiful tall stone structures are a common sight in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and many are rented accommodation for the many tourists who flock to the city each year. Most have shops on the ground level, selling […]

Details drawn from a Royal Mile door

Posted on Oct 11, 2013

This is a close up of a door on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, can you name the building?   A quick sketch on the way in to work this morning of a solid blue door on the High Street. Thick wooden panels with iron studs and bars, surrounded by beautifully sculpted stone work. These […]

Fringe appeal

Posted on Aug 11, 2013

I got in a perfect position to sketch this performer and his captivated audience this week, on the Royal Mile. Now in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the street is jam packed with street acts performing, fringe acts selling their shows and tourists taking it all in.   I love to find a […]

Rain hiding…

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Ducking out of the torrential rain today I took refuge (and a delicious cup of coffee) at Cafe Truva on the royal Mile. This place is fast becoming my new coffee local, great beverages and views of the comings and goings on the busy High Street. Although this afternoon the road was more a river […]

Sitting in the sun, admiring the lampshades

Posted on Jul 18, 2013

This sketch is from my lunch stop at Cafe Truva today. The lovely Mediterranean inspired cafe on the Royal Mile is half sheltered from the sunshine under huge pillars. Although not wanting to waste this glorious weather we are having in Edinburgh just now, I sat on the sunny side of the terrace! Note: They […]

Royal Mile dash

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

I was on the Royal Mile today waiting for friends at the corner of North Bridge. This is the beginnings of a sketch looking up the High Street with the restaurant Bella Italian on the right. It was all I had time for, maybe I’ll finish it next time I’m there. Then again maybe not, […]

New chapter for Gibbs Close

Posted on Jun 26, 2013

This is Gibb’s Close on the Royal Mile. Currently the shop on the ground floor is a hive of activity, vans lining the street (I had to pick my moment to sketch well) and inside wires hang from the ceiling and boxes fill the floor space. For Gibb’s Close is in transformation, and by this […]

Beautiful blossom

Posted on May 17, 2013

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 […]

A sketch for your diary

Posted on Feb 20, 2013
A sketch for your diary

This is the first time I’ve sketched a ‘save the date’ card. A couple recently got in touch to ask if I could create a sketch for them to send to guests of their upcoming wedding in the capital.

Fountain Close

Posted on Jan 9, 2013

… I must of thought of sketching it a hundred times and now I finally have, mainly thanks to the pouring rain. I was looking for shelter on my lunch hour and remembered about this wee close.

Policebox paintjob

Posted on Nov 2, 2012

This policebox on The Royal Mile was getting a make over this afternoon. I captured this talented sign writer adding letters to the outside of the now kiosk which stands in front of Starbucks near Festival Square. The kiosk looked to be selling fizzy drinks and chocolate as well as ghost tours around the old […]

Fringers framed

Posted on Aug 11, 2012

Dressed in Victorian clothed they all white painted faces, black eyes and lips, and holding frames up to their faces.

Festival time is coming

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

Walking up the Royal Mile today on the walk home and the festival spirit is definitely in the air.