sheltered and sunny Dunbar harbour
This post will have to remain almost wordless as it’s really just an excuse to show some pictures of North Berwick and Dunbar. Ours was such a whirlwind trip that there was sadly no time to linger with my paintbox in any of the beautiful locations we visited, but they were certainly inspiring.
Since our return from Scotland I have been painting on the hill once more in the cold March evening light but I will save that for my next post. Now that the clocks have jumped forward an hour there should be increasing opportunities to roam around on the fells capturing the brightness and shadows in paint.
scudding clouds and leaning boats at Dunbar
waves pounding Dunbar
the searing blue of Dunbar harbour
Dunbar boat trio posing for their photo
a rather quiet resident of North Berwick
gentleman and his dog at North Berwick
farewell to North Berwick as the light fades and the Bass Rock prepares to set sail
We’ve recently returned from a trip to Skye, and we were lucky enough to have the kind of weather that made it possible to paint outside (although woolly hats were still required). Ramasaig is one of my favourite places, even though new fences have made it almost impossible to get to. Once I had found a relatively sheltered spot on the rocks I settled in to do a quick sketch. Sadly, it didn’t turn out too well (I think I was too excited by the setting!) but the experience was fantastic. I have a plan to return to do a large painting one day. This picture shows the dramatic cliffs. (Thanks to Andi for the pics, and I have no idea what I was doing with that Morrisons bag, really …)
painting at Ramasaig
Tilly likes rocks. She spends ages smelling them and finding the kind of rotting things that dogs like. She also found me (hopefully smelling slightly less of decay).
Tilly sniffs out my hiding place
This photo came out slightly too dark, but it’s a typical Tilly expression and one which seems to say: “Why do you do these weird things, human?? Never mind, I’ll just humour you as I usually do”.
Tilly looking quizzical