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John Knox House, Edinburgh

John Knox House Edinburgh
John Knox House, Edinburgh

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, known by the locals as the High Street, has to be one of the finest streets in Europe. Over the years I’ve painted it many times. I’ve captured some of its famous landmarks including St Giles Cathedral, The Tolbooth and of course John Knox House. Many of these watercolours have been successfully reproduced as limited edition prints which can be purchased online and from my Studio and Gallery.

My first limited edition print of John Knox House sold out very quickly. The rather elevated view was taken from the upper deck of a city tour bus. I sat at the front as it drove down the High Street and took several photographs to work from. However, we still have copies available of this smaller painting. It’s a busy scene depicting various folk going about their daily business, just like multitudes of others, generations before them.

You will notice in the painting that the ultramarine blue is repeated, not just in the sky but in some of the figures. Likewise, the deep red of the telephone boxes finds its way into other parts of the painting. This is to add extra life and colour to the cityscape.

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