Winter Trees – Inverleith Park – Acrylic with ink in a Watercolour Moleskine

Inverleith Park is mainly used for recreational purposes with a number of football and rugby pitches. It also has a rose garden with a memorial fountain dated 1899. This the park where my ill fated attempts at aerial photography foundered (see my Jan 8th post). The boating pond, (mentioned in my Jan 20th post) lies to the south of the park adjacent to the Edinburgh Academical Rugby Club in Stockbridge where the first international rugby union match, between Scotland and England was played on March 27th 1871.

My scene shows some of the trees, stark against a winter sunset, during a recent visit. Its a good time to view trees without their foliage.

PS In the USA our “Football” is known as “Soccer” and their “Football” looks a lot like our “Rugby”, in fact our rugby is very similar to their game but without the finesse.