A slight dusting of Snow – Watercolour
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Craigpark Quarry – Watercolour
This is a quick one for prosperity. The old quarry used to employ many from the village but has been run down for years. many plans were mooted to find a use for it including, horrors, a landfill site. Now it has been agreed that the area will be landscaped and houses be built in the grounds. Work started yesterday and the old metal buildings, shown here, are now removed. The work will take around 4 years – I wonder if Ill be here to see the thing finished
Start of Autumn – Watercolour and some ink
This was done around 7 weeks ago while the leaves were just beginning to turn. I should really do another to compare the two as there are few leaves left now.
Livingston from Calderwood Country Park – Watercolour
Although Calderwood Park has been joined to Almondell Park for many years it is being expanded westwards as reclaimed ground is being planted with trees. This area actually lies on a disused shale “bing”. Most of West Lothian used to be mined for oil bearing shale rocks and the spoil, known as “blae” was dumped in huge piles which have become local landmarks. Its good to see a use for these although experts reckon there is still a fair amount of oil left in the spoil. Who would bet against a renewed effort to recover this in the future as energy supplies become scarcer.
Snowy Woods – Watercolour
Snow further north today so this gives me an excuse to post some “Brrrr” attempts
Gullane Sands, East Lothian – Watercolour
From a walk along this lovely beach
sorry if you have commented on any of my stuff recently and have not received a reply – I usually do so to thank people. I don’t seem to be able to post comments anymore. Help Leo, please!
Sky #2 – Watercolour
More sky experiments. The scene is “Hound Point” near the Forth Bridges. Its where the large oil tankers unload their supplies for the east coast refinery at Grangemouth