at the museum 10/14/12
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traveled to berlin during the winter of 2010, and did several travel journals and sketches.
Edinburgh’s Old Town, from the roof of the Museum of Scotland – Ink
Its possible to stroll around the terraced gardens, on the roof of the museum. We visited on Thursday, had lunch then tried to stay upright in a “Stiff breeze” while I sketched and took some photographs. The Museum of Scotland (completed in 1998) tells Scotland’s history, through a vast display of artefacts, on a series of seven floors. The original museum, (completed in 1888) has a more comprehensive collection of items but is closed for renovation at present. Both buildings are attached to each other and well worth a visit although you would have to spend a lot of time to see everything – and probably miss out on other, local attractions.
I’ve tried something different in this post. I’ve always been inspired by the works of Rowland Hilder, (1905 – 1993) the American born artist who emigrated to England in 1915. He was famous for his use of bold colours and was unafraid to use large areas of black to emphasise a point. I hope this has worked.
Study of diprotodon (the largest marsupial that ever lived) skull in the American Museum of Natural History.
Study of mastodon bones in the American Museum of Natural History