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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 14

Some architecture sketches from St. Andrews, Scotland. 

I really need a lot of practice with things as precise and "hard edged" as architecture.... or I need to embrace the wonkiness...







Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 11

The Highland Coo!

Other than I wish some of these lived near where I live so I could draw them more, what else can be said?  They are magic.  And really fun to draw.  Even if you are standing in a horizontal driving rain and your fingers have gone numb from cold.











Thursday, June 7, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 10

Sketched these while hiking across Iona.  Sun, then sudden rain, then sun.

My favorite part is always sketching animals, but I really loved the cows free-ranging across the famous golf course.

We need more of that in the US of A.










Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 9

Travel from Oban to Iona, and impressions of some Iona architecture.  Some of this I drew while in a moving car!













Thursday, May 31, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 8

After a week we met up with some fantastic friends to travel from the eastern coast of Scotland to the western coast, including time on Iona.











Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 7

A day trip via boat to the Isle of May, where we saw what the guide said was probably "the last puffin leaving the island."

It was a bummer not to see puffins.  You need to go earlier than mid-August for that.

But the bonus was that when the puffins leave the grey seals arrive.  And there were loads of them!

All of these sketches were done on the spot, in the rain.  Some on a boat.  So they are a little messy.  But they captured the memories!













Thursday, May 24, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 6

Fishing villages have wonderful architecture on hills overlooking the sea, and harbors full of lobster traps, which were a challenge for me to capture!











Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Scotland Sketchbook Part 5

One of our favorite places in Crail was the Crail Harbour Tea Room and Gallery.  We returned several times and I sketched while enjoying terrific treats!