Edinburgh Trip

Hello

I visited Edinburgh for the first time over the last bank holiday weekend. Edinburgh was a very beautiful historical city.

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I visited 5 museums/galleries in Edinburgh, all of them were free admission!

Scottish National Gallery Artworks range from the early Renaissance to 1900 and the national collection of Scottish art.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery  had such a beautiful grand hall

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art showcases modern and contemporary art, plus renowned Dada and Surrealist collections. It has two buildings, both are located near each other.

Modern 1

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Modern 2 (formerly Dean Gallery)

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City Art Centre had many great works by Scottish artists, and I enjoyed viewing them very much.

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National Museum of Scotland was like a compact version of British Museum. You can look around within a few hours so even if you are on a short trip, you can fit it in your schedule. It exhibits the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history.
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Edinburgh is a great city to explore its Scottish culture, history and art.
During the stay I had my favourite Scottish dish, haggis in a pub on Royal Mile.  Delicious..

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Of course I visited Edinburgh castle too.

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View of the city from the castle was great

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Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

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Abstract seascape

Hope everyone had a nice weekend:) It was very sunny and warm here in London yesterday.

Based on the same photograph I shared you yesterday, I painted another picture in acrylic in more abstract way.

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Seaside Town Stonehaven

I recently read a book called ‘Painting Realistic Abstracts‘ by Kees van Aalst

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and also a book called ‘Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media‘ by Debora Stewart

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I found both books inspiring, and they encouraged me to paint more expressively.

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Using my fingers to paint clouds and the waves

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and the finish:)

Seaside Town Stonehaven

You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder

Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Hello

Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

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I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago.  Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Here are some photos I took..

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Dunnottar Castle was amazing!

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This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting

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After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!

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Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land

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Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture

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I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

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