Scotland here I come!


Edinburgh 1999
Edinburgh 1999

Today I am hopping on a plane and flying to Edinburgh, Scotland. It has only been 6 months since our last big holiday which makes me feel extremely lucky, holidays like this don’t come along very often. The first and last time I was in Scotland it was 1999, and I was on a tour which stopped overnight in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It was short but sweet and the desire to return has never left. Why Scotland now you may ask? The opportunity to join a painting tour with my art teacher Louise Corke and several other artists came up and it was too good to resist, two weeks of painting and drawing in the Scottish countryside, destination Dairsie Castle and Gardenstown.

The tour starts and finishes in Edinburgh so I’ve tacked on a couple of days at the beginning and end of the trip, time to explore and do a day trip to Glencoe via Loch Ness. The group will also be heading to Northumberland to visit the Unison pastel factory and perhaps pick up a few more beautiful colours, such lovely soft pastels and with any luck I’ll be able to bring a box home without them turning to dust. What I am really hoping to get out of this trip is inspiration for my drawing, with the weather always changing (apparently) it should be relatively easy to get photos that I can use for as a reference for my art for at least twelve months.

Blog posts may or may not happen while I’m in Scotland, but you can follow me on instagram, twoblackdogz, because I can guarantee that there will be many, many photos taken 🙂


12 thoughts on “Scotland here I come!

  1. thesmilingpilgrim May 4, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Your gonna love it!

    • twoblackdoggies May 4, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you and camera is packed so plenty of photos to share 🙂

  2. Cherie Basile May 4, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    That sounds like a lovely thing to be doing. I didn’t know she were an artist. Would love to see some pictures of what you get to draw in Scotland. Have a wonderful time.

    • twoblackdoggies May 4, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      It is my first such trip Cherie, many of the people on the tour are experienced artists so I’ll be learning alot just by being around them. Will share a couple of pieces if I’m happy with them, there should be plenty of inspiration 🙂

  3. elisa ruland May 4, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Sounds wonderful, pairing your way through Scotland. Have fun!

    • twoblackdoggies May 4, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you! Rain or shine there will be painting and it will be a new and exciting experience for me 🙂

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