Another weekend, another European capital! My early childhood was spent in Scotland & I've always wanted to return. Edinburgh is a gorgeous city with stunning architecture. Regrettably I didn't get time to draw the famous castle but I'll go back.
At the Modern Art Museum I was struck by the paintings of Anne Redpath. Terrific colours & almost naive forms. There was a pertinent quote from her about exaggerating architecture.
Along The Royal Mile.
We visited the National Gallery of Scotland to see 'Turner and Italy'. He was hugely influenced by Italian landscape & art, making four trips to the country in his lifetime, resulting in dozens of paintings & countless sketches. On one trip he filled 23 sketchbooks! Several were on view. They were packed with exquiste little studies of landscape & architecture.
You can browse Turner's sketchbooks in the Tate's online collection.
Finally some airport people & the ubiquitous bagpipe player.