Three new pieces up for sale over yonder – firstly, a watercolour painting/ink drawing from a lunchtime last month. I've drawn the National Monument – or, er, Edinburgh's Disgrace – a couple of times before, but this was the first time I've done a decent watercolour & ink piece of the unfinished Parthenon.
The monument dominates the top of Calton Hill, just to the east of Princes Street. It was designed during 1823-6 by Charles Robert Cockerell and William Henry Playfair and is modelled upon the Parthenon in Athens. Construction started in 1826 and, due to the lack of funds, was left unfinished in 1829. This circumstance gave rise to various nicknames such as "Scotland's Disgrace", "Edinburgh's Disgrace", "the Pride and Poverty of Scotland" and "Edinburgh's Folly". – Wikipedia
The small size of the watercolour paper I worked on fitted a window mount perfectly, so it's looking rather natty, all ready to go into a frame.
Also, there's another piece from the first life drawing session this month – a complementary colours painting that inadvertantly has a hint of the Obama-ize photo filter about it.
Finally, here's a still life oil painting from last weekend, returning to the thrilling world of citrus fruits.
So there you have it. Play us out, U2!