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This is a group for anyone interested in drawing and learning through observation. Visiting Art Galleries and travelling to different locations to create and explore.

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Sketching at the Tidal Causeway, Cramond.

Cramond Island - at the beginning of the causeway by the information board.

Draw or paint the Sea-views from the Tidal Causeway at Cramond. At 12:00pm I shall be seated facing the sea. I will be working on an A2 size sketch-pad so I should be conspicuous. "Out over the Forth, I look to the North But what is the North, and its Highlands to me; The South nor the East, give ease to my breast, The far foreign land, or the wide rolling sea:" (by Robert Burns 1791)

Shadows and Tall Trees at Clermiston Tower.

Clermiston Tower, Corstorphine Hill Local Nature Reserve.

Clermiston Tower or the Scott Tower, was built in 1871 and situated at the highest point of Corstorphine Hill Park. This mature woodland site is a wild protected area. At 12:00pm I shall be seated within 30 metres of the Tower. At 12:15pm we will proceed along the main path for about 10 minutes to begin drawing the woodland landscapes.

"Leaves and bark" at the Royal Botanic Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden

"Leaves for smooth and bark for rough, Leaves and bark may be tree enough." Robert Frost. "The Botanics", as it is known locally, was established in 1670. Within the gardens, there is a permanent sculpture exhibition showing work by Andy Goldsworthy and Barbara Hepworth. At 12:00pm I shall be seated outside Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, facing the city.

Study Grave-stones at the Historic Dean Cemetery.

Dean Cemetery

Visit the grave of John Bellany, Artist [masked]) there is no need to place flowers, you can leave a bottle of wine, because that is what John would have liked. At 12:00pm I shall be seated on the Central path-way of the cemetery. There is access to Modern Art Two from the cemetery.

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Panoramic views from Calton Hill.

Calton Hill

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