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A sketching tour of Holyrood Palace

My second sketching workshop around the grounds of Holyrood Palace was a huge success, and it was great to see the beautiful works of Canaletto once again.

Friday was such a great day, with a lovely sketching tour around Holyrood in the morning and then a walk through Edinburgh’s festival mayhem to see the opening event of #FiveTelegrams at the Usher Hall.

We had a sell out of 12 sketchers for the Palace workshop which is a lovely number enabling me to provide plenty of one to one help to each person, and also as the palace grounds can be busy with visitors just now.

We started with a guided tour of the Canaletto exhibition, highlighting some of his Venetian paintings and pointing out some key sketching tips which he may of used to create his compositions.

We then toured the grounds including the Quadrant area and Abbey ruins which you can see were superbly captured above.

If you would like to come on on of my sketching workshops in various locations around the city, see the Workshops page here.

The Caneletto collection is on display at The Queen’s Gallery until Sunday 21st October 2018

Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Stirling CastleCome with me this April to sketch Stirling’s imposing fortress and medievil old town in watercolour and charcoal.

For one day only on 29th April 2017 I will be running a day of sketching workshops with The Curious Thing, drawing on location in this central and vibrant Scottish city.

We will focus on pen and watercolour in the morning session which runs for 3 hours from 10am to 1pm and will head out sketching for the first two hours, followed by a relaxed sit down with a cuppa while we add watercolour to our creations.

In the afternoon (2pm-5pm) we will use charcoal to capture the city’s medieval buildings and stonework, giving an atmospheric twist to your work. Again we will head out for a couple of hours before taking a seat to add detail and discuss our creations,

No previous experience is required for this informal and relaxed workshop as I will be on hand throughout to direct and give guidance as you create your own personal sketches of your visit.

Tickets can now be booked for this one day only very limited event, follow the link below to reserve your place via The Curious Thing website. I look forward to seeing you there.

Book your ticket for the morning session (£24 per person)

Book your ticket for the afternoon session (£24 per person)

The Curious Thing website