Well, someone ought to tell the weather that I have organised a weekly schedule to keep me organised and working on my art. Wednesday’s are ear marked for En Plein Air work; and what did the weather do? Drizzled and rained off and on. A dreich day as oft happens in Scotland. Needless to say that no work of significance happened. I did manage to geta couple of sketches done in my sketchbook that I can work on in my studio, so not all was lost. Yesterday’s ‘oot and aboot’ adventure was Edzell Castle and Gourdon harbour.
Edzell Castle has a beautiful garden and a super wee summer house which remains complete. The castle itself is a ruined relief of its once grand former self. I’ve taken lots more reference photographs for future inspirations. I took time to walk around Edzell to get a feel for townscapes at a later date.
Gourdon is one of my favourite wee places to visit on Scotland’s East Coast. An unassuming and very small harbour village. Hardly a town as it is so small. A place that inspires me greatly and one I enjoy visiting even when it is raining. I stayed in the car to sketch and paint the boats yesterday as the rain was more than a slight drizzle. Hence I forgot to photograph the scene I was painting. I’ll be back there soon no doubt.