I visited Edinburgh for the first time over the last bank holiday weekend. Edinburgh was a very beautiful historical city.
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.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery had such a beautiful grand hall
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 2 (formerly Dean Gallery)
City Art Centre had many great works by Scottish artists, and I enjoyed viewing them very much.
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.
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..
I’m back from my holiday in Japan. This year I stayed in one of the Southern islands of Japan called ‘奄美大島 Amami Oshima’, as my parents moved there from Yokohama this year. It’s a very beautiful island with subtropical climate surrounded by the beautiful nature and the sea.
Here are some photos of the island I took..
When I was looking through the photos, I was inspired to paint the seascape in watercolour.
This beach is called Honohoshi Kaigan, which is famous for the round stones and noises they make when the waves hit.
Started painting from the rocks..
Then the sea
Adding the sky and the beach
Added people, more details on the beach to suggest the round stones.
Then splashes of white paints to suggest the waves.
I was in Vienna from Friday to Sunday to see Klimt’s paintings and to explore the city. First I visited Leopold museum in the Museum Quarter to see his paintings including ‘Death and Life’ and ‘On Lake Attersea’ The museum had great collections of Gustav Klimt’s and Egon Schiele’s works.
On Saturday I went to Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s one of the most famous painting ‘Kiss’ The palace was amazing, and I loved the room which was displaying Klimt’s famous paintings.
On Sunday I went to Secession Museum which displays the 34 meter-long painting ‘Beethoven Frieze’ painted by Klimt. Secession was a new art association founded by Gustav Klimt and a number of other artists in 1896 to break away from the main establishment of Viennese artists.
Vienna was a beautiful city with lots of museums, magnificent cathedrals and a lovely river view of Danube (Donau). If you haven’t been there yet, it’s worth visiting 🙂