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Aberlady is an attractive village on the East Lothian coast near Edinburgh, Scotland. The painting shows the outlook from the new bird sanctuary centre on it's outskirts. Watercolor on paper.
Agaric Family SOLD
A host of Amanita muscaria or Fly Agaric Mushrooms, the classic storybook mushroom and seat for the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. Original colored pencil drawing.
There are so many different terrains in Blackford Park it's almost impossible to capture it as a single place . This piece shows the gentle circular path around the pond on a lazy summer afternoon. Pencil on Card.
Blackhall Path is an arm of the amazing Edinburgh Inner Tube, a network of cycle paths whose highways lie just below or behind the paved streets like a secret city. This is a view near Drylaw heading towards Davidson's Mains. Pencil on Card.
In the Cammo Estate, the park weaves through the remnants of an 18th century estate reclaimed by nature. There are ruins of a stable block (shown here), bridge, canal, formal gardens and manor house built for John Menzies in 1693. Cammo is thought to have been the inspiration for the "House of Shaws" in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped.
Today we're more familiar with the name Echinacea for these large cousins. As a herbal remedy, Echinacea is said to boost the immune system to help fight off colds and flu.
Ettrick Valley Looking East SOLD
The Ettrick Valley is nestled in the lovely Scottish Borders. It was home to the famous poet and writer James Hogg, a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott known as The Ettrick Shepherd. The valley is mostly farmland free of urban development and boasts special areas of natural interest like the Ettrick Marhses.
Fife Town SOLD
Fife Town isn't a real town in and of itself. It's composed of a mixture of scenes from Auchtermuchty and Falkland in Fife, Scotland. Watercolor on Paper.
Freshly Picked SOLD
Freshly picked was originally painted for am exhibition of the Musselburgh Horitcultural show. It's a still life of fresh vegetables that could well be from a proud member's garden. Pencil and Watercolor on Paper.
Near the north entrance of Holyrood park lie two paths. One offers steps up to the road and hill beyond. The other, smaller trail winds through the trees hugging the park's edge. Holyrood Morning shows the start of that small side path on a frosty morning. Pencil on Card.
Kyoto Gardens At Lauriston Castle SOLD
Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh is a stately home now owned by the city. The grounds have panoramic views across the water to Fife and an homage to Japanese landscaping, The Kyoto Garden.
Lochend in Winter
Moody landscape of Lochend Park, Edinburgh, Scotland in mid-November with bare trees on the pond banks and on the central duck island.
Organic Carrots SOLD
This watercolour was painted for a small exhibition at the Musselburgh Horticultural Show. I wanted to show familiar vegetables as plants straight from the ground.
Pansy Bed SOLD
Close up of two pansy plants against the dark soil of the flower bed in an Art Deco-Moderne style. Colored Pencil on Paper.
Park Trees in Spring ON LOAN
One of my favorite subjects is dappled morning light in the small wooded section of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. In this work, the weather is just starting to get warm and the trees are beginning to bud. Pencil on Card.
Princes Street Gardens East
Princes Street Gardens lie in the heart of Scotland's capitol, Edinburgh. The south side by Princes Street is filled with visitors, shoppers, workers and families. The north side is so much quieter it's sometimes hard to believe to you're in the centre of a major city. Pencil on Card.
Nature reserve Ravelston Woods encompasses the quarry used to supply stone for the building of the Palace of Holyrood and other famous Edinburgh landmarks. The on the left of the view here is the top of a dramatic drop of the quarry's side.
Rose in a Bush SOLD
Watercolour of a large red and magenta rose against a backgrounds of its leaves and bush. From the Rose Garden at Kelzie Gardens in the Scottish Borders.
Seascape East Lothian SOLD
On the north side of the Firth of the Forth in Scotland are the shores of the kingdom of Fife. To the south lie the sands and rocks of the East Lothian coast. This watercolor captures a wave crashing against rocks in the afternoon light. In the distance are some of the Firth of Forth Islands and the Fife coast.
Spring Cabbage SOLD
A contmporary plant portrait in watercolour of what I believe is an Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage plant. Watercolor on paper.
Treeline at Brunstane Burn ON LOAN
Brunstane Burn path was a wonderful find. It runs along the back of Milton Road East which you would never guess from either the road or the trees and fields along the path. It has definite segments where the landscape changes. This is a long, tree-lined walkway bordering field on the way to Newhailes, Musselburgh. Pencil on card.
The Water of Leith walk in Edinburgh runs for twelve miles from the hills to the south west of the city to it's port in Leith. In this stretch, shadows criss-cross the path near the district of Warriston. Pencil on card.