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Inspired by Edinburgh!

Winter 2023

A winter term of Lou’s art school, featuring the beautiful and inspiring city of Edinburgh.

Week 1 - Fireworks

Edinburgh Castle Fireworks Watercolour Print

How to use masking fluid to create vibrant fireworks paintings in watercolour. In this project, we paint Edinburgh Castle at Hogmanay.

Week 2 - One Point Perspective

24th January - Sketchbook St Stephen's Church

Playing with some new media in a sketchbook, I do some experiments with watercolour pencils, japanese watercolours and a one-point perspective view of a street in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Using line and wash to paint a building from straight on, Lou demonstrated this technique on an Edinburgh New Town house.

Week 3 Onwards!

Covid interrupted my schedule at this point and the rest of the season was cut short. However, I did make a few more videos which I’ve listed here for completeness sake!@

8th February - Watercolour Valentine Hearts

A simple watercolour project for making Valentine cards for your loved ones.

24th February - 2 Point Perspective Writer's Museum

Painting the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh in Two Point Persepective.

4th March - Dean Village Livestream

In March, I returned to livestreaming, and painted Dean Village in my sketchbook.

28th March - Victoria Street

In this video, I sketch Edinburgh’s colourful Victoria Street in Line and Wash. It’s got a few complexities because it’s a curved street on a steep hill.