Scenes in Central Edinburgh – Ink/watercolour on a watercolour Moleskine

In a magnificent gesture of friendship the good folk of Hordaland, Norway, send a Christmas tree to the City of Edinburgh, every year, as way of thanks for Scottish support during the Second World War. The tree is positioned on the Mound (please see my posting on November 6th) and the lights are turned on towards the end of November, marking the start of the City’s “Winter Festival”. (This happened on Thursday 27th this year). I hope that this painting gives a rough idea of the scene.
Echoing the sentiments from Norway; albeit somewhat early, “A happy Christmas to all at “Moleskine” and a prosperous New Year, in 2009, as well”.