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Corkscrew clouds over the city

corkscrew clouds over edinburgh

Amazing skies over Edinburgh once again as Storm Dudley passes by.

This was my view this morning as I looked out of my window above the houses opposite. Have you ever seen corkscrew shaped clouds like this?

They seemed to be twisting as I watched, and frantically grabbed my paper and watercolours in order to sketch this drawing.

Moments later it was gone and then dark stormy clouds moved in.

I know the weather is bringing damage and travel chaos to many so I don’t take it lightly, but I do love the current sky show.

Stay safe out there, and keep your eyes on the skies.

Spring Equinox at Lauriston CAstle

Saturday marked the Spring Equinox and the weather was marvellous in Edinburgh.

What a perfect day in Edinburgh for the #springequinox. We enjoyed a lovely walk in Lauriston Castle meeting up with friends who we haven’t seen for ages.

Spring is here and the warm weather makes such a difference to my mood , lets hope for another glorious sunshine filled spring in the capital.

I love Lauriston Castle, such a beautiful space to stretch the legs and get some well needed fresh air. See more about the 16th-century tower house which over looks the Firth of Forth at their website below.

Lauriston Castle

Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

RainonHanoverAs the rain continued to fall today I sketched from my car.

Sitting looking up towards Hanover Street and Goeorge Street I watched the traffic merging with the pipples of the rain falling down my windscreen.

Shortly after sketching this I realised the rain wasn’t going to stop so made a dash for my destination. I was delivering completed commissions all around Edinburgh, Christmas presents ready to be wrapped and hopefully open once the rain has stopped and the snow has fallen!

Sketch made in my car with ArtGecko SketchPad and new water brushes from Crafter’s Companion

Beauty around every corner in Edinburgh

It may not be the sunniest day in the capital and it seems winter is back for the time being, but that doesn’t stop the city’s beauty shining through.

Walking through through the north of Edinburgh this morning I walked along Wariston Road and under this stone bridge over the Water of Leith. The bridge once held part of the old railway and now a stretch of the Goldenacre cycle path.

Ducks swam closeby as I sketched my drawing in ink and watercolour using my super easy water brush.

After twenty minutes my hands were numb and I packed up, raced along Warriston Road to Cannonmills and the warmth of a delicious latte in Coffee Angel on Brandon Terrace.

Water of Leith information website

Coffee Angel website


And the rain fell

rainToday was a bit of a wash out in Edinburgh. But not so online for EdinburghSketcher as this sketch went Edinburgh-viral on twitter and facebook, even trending in Edinburgh as it was shared and spread around the net.

It’s funny what appeals to folk online and I think the sketch summed up what alot of people where looking at from their windows. Thanks to everyone who shared the image and for those who have asked if it for sale as a print then the details are below.


I’ve been asked if the popular Edinburgh rain sketch from this morning is available as a print, and now it is: A high quality print, on fine art paper, roughly 280x200mm in size is available for £14 plus pnp.

As with all prints from EdinburghSketcher they will be limited to 100 copies and each one will be signed and numbered. Email me at contact@www.edinburghsketcher.com to order your copy.