View from the Edinburgh hotel roof-garden
I’ve been back from my break a couple of days now. It was absolutely wonderful and absolutely exhausting. Two such beautiful contrasting cities – Edinburgh and Venice, but both demanding a helluva lot of walking – up and down hills in Edinburgh and up and over bridges in Venice. I felt like the glamorous cultured people you see on television – the Edinburgh festival at the beginning of the week and the Venice Biennale at the end of the week.
I had no idea that Edinburgh was so gorgeous – and it was such fun to be there at festival time. Venice was just out of this world. I went at the worst time you could go – hot and crowded with tourists – but it was still a feast for the eyes.
I wasn’t able to draw as much as I would have liked, but I would much rather have had my impatient daughter tutting at me every time I whipped out my sketchbook, than to have been deprived of her company. So a very memorable week. More pictures to come.
I tried to frame the view so that the composition of each page worked independently, in case I didn’t have time to finish it off.
Pen and watercolour in sketch book.