|Old Town Gables (Charcoal Sketch) copyright Aileen Grant|
What I liked about these gables is the way the wee small windows are scattered apparently at random. The forms look so solid, too, harled and ancient, arising out of a jumble of buildings. I then went down to the Grassmarket and found a bench to sit on - always makes sketching a bit easier. The townscape looked a bit complex and daunting to sketch, but I found a good view looking out of the Grassmarket towards the Cowgate.
|Sketch of Cowgate from Grassmarket copyright Aileen Grant|
I then attempted a skech looking up Victoria Street, but I really needed a taller sheet of paper and I was a bit cold. So stopped for lunch shortly after this. After we got warmed up, Heather and I carried on sketching in the afternoon. We both sat in Lady Stairs Close which had a bit more shelter. My effort in the afternon was a bit more interesting.
|Sketch of Lady Stairs Close copyright Aileen Grant|
So it was a good day's sketching, and lucky with the weather. Our next session will be November in Portobello...looking forward to it.....brrrr.