Rainy day painting

Apologies for neglecting the blog, I relocated to Edinburgh to start a MSc in Psychology of Mental Health in Autumn last year and it's been a very fast-paced, jam-packed course so far so I've not been blogging. I have, nonetheless, still been keeping up my artistic practice as I don't think I'd be coping with university otherwise! Art is my calm-zone. 

The city is wonderful for sketching in as it's got a whole load of Georgian buildings in New Town, sprinklings of modern architecture, and, my favourite part, the Old Town. The sketch I'm showing in this post is from a super cool part of the Old Town. It's this curved, colourful, split-level street off the Grassmarket. This street was actually, I believe, to have been the inspiration for J.K. Rowling's Diagon Alley in her Harry Potter books. I did the sketch at the weekend from a photo I took during the week on a better day. The weather at the weekend was heavy rain, just like today's weather actually. It's wind and rain - the joys of being inside on a day like this! 

Anyway, this is one of my Saturday sketches. I'll try to post more regularly from now on but can't promise anything as the days, weeks, and months just got by here. And as clichéd as that sounds, they really do. 

Here's a photo I took of my painting on location once the rain had gone off! 

You can follow my artistic pursuits more regularly by looking for @HCRart on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook 


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