Winter Shadows – Watercolour

I was too early for a lunch appointment, yesterday in Edinburgh, so I killed some time walking around the old part of the town. This was the scene looking down the Cowgate which passes under one of the raised bridges (South Bridge) which was added to the city when access to the New Town was needed. You can see this bridge in the centre of this scene. What struck me was the extremely deep shadows and I’ve tried to use my darkest colours to dominate this effort. I put these in first then added the rest later. Seems to work as I have an awful habit of putting in too much fiddly detail in scenes like this so, as I was anxious to get this “in the post” didn’t have too much time to over-elaborate.