"Room with a View: Andrews Seat"
5" x 3"
Bob and I returned several days ago from a three-week trip to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Paris, all done via public transportation -- trains, buses, mini-vans, occasional taxies, and one ferry across the Irish Sea. I painted at least one tiny painting of each location in my Moleskine watercolor journal using my Koi paint sets with water brush.
I start you in the middle of the trip with one of my more colorful pieces. During our five days in Edinburgh, we stayed in a modest B&B off Dalkeith Road, a main thoroughfare to uptown Edinburgh, about a mile and half away by local bus. The view from the room was of the famous landmark, Andrews Seat. I woke up to a gorgeous sunny morning, a rarity during this trip, and quickly sketched with my micron pen and dropped in some color.
While in town, we took a tour of the Castle, visited Holyrood, danced at a local milonga (Argentine tango venue), did some shopping for accessories for Bob's kilt, enjoyed the pubs and restaurants, and toured the National Museum.