Watercolour: Eyemouth, Scotland

In August we had a week away staying in the Scottish Borders near a pretty little harbour town called Eyemouth.

This row of buildings along the harbour wall caught my eye as a potential watercolour subject.

I sketched the outline of the buildings a few weeks ago, concentrating so hard gave me a headache and I wasn’t happy with the perspective. Then last week (when our kitchen was being tiled) I decided to paint it anyway and tweak it as I progressed.

Today the builders have started on our garage conversion so I decided to finish this watercolour by adding some of the subtle detailing and shading.

Considering I was planning on starting the whole thing over, I’m actually extremely pleased with the outcome. I know my roof angles, building widths, and window sizes aren’t precise copies of the photograph but that’s art! And, I guess, I’m an artist!

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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