Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Travels with our Grandkids III d – Edinburgh


Verdigris stags rampant
Watercolour
©2013 Charlene Brown

Rule #1 for beginning urban sketchers: Do not attempt to draw fantastic architectural features such as the Crown Spire on the tower of St. Giles in Edinburgh.

Rule #2 (a):  If you have broken Rule #1, cover fantastic feature with ivy or a large tree, or failing that...

Rule #2 (b) Create a diversion by giving your picture a mystifying name, such as ‘Verdigris stags rampant.’

There really are some stags rampant guarding the base of the statue in front of St. Giles. Here’s a close-up of two of them.

And here's the picture of Keara I used to paint St Giles. She is wearing the soccer shirt we had just bought because we were freezing. In July.