Spring Trees – Watercolour with some acrylic

I finally got my bike out a couple of days ago. I cycled around the local roads and ended up on the path next to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland at Gogarburn. It is possible to see these magnificent trees from the busy A8 road which is just out of shot to the right of this scene. Normally, when driving, stopping is not an option as this is one of the main arterial routes into Edinburgh connecting the west and airport to the city. Cycling, however, gives an opportunity to stop and sketch which I did. This is the result from my preliminary sketch. The painting took some time which is just as well since the “cycling legs” will need time to recover before the next excursion.