Tolbooth, Edinburgh


Image size: 415.00 x 280.00 mm

Signed limited edition of 950

A limited edition print of the Tolbooth, Edinburgh.

Tall dark threatening clouds aid the overall composition of this painting of The Tolbooth Canongate in Edinburgh, taking the eye into the focal point of the painting, then up along the high street.

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Royal Mile Edinburgh

Buy Tolbooth Edinburgh Prints Royal Mile, all signed and numbered limited edition.

Tall, dark threatening clouds aid the overall composition of this painting of The Tolbooth Canongate Edinburgh.

Several of my paintings of Edinburgh feature different parts of the well trodden Royal Mile. The Tolbooth Edinburgh Prints can be found on Canongate Tobooth.

The Royal Mile is captivating because it is full of fascinating architecture. The Tolbooth was built in 1591 and it was here that all the tolls or public dues were collected. The Tolbooth also served as a council house, court room and a prison. The impressive clock that protrudes from its wall is dated 1820.

Paintings of Edinburgh

I remember being on the Royal Mile on a cold January afternoon. The quickening bursts of sunlight caught the old stone architecture causing the buildings be shrouded in shadows. The Tolbooth Edinburgh grabbed my attention so I decided to make it the subject of my next painting.

I began with a background wash of Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Lemon to set the mood. The sky couldn’t be too simple, so I thought it through very carefully. I painted a heavy cloud running from top left, allowing it to flow down towards the Tolbooth’s spire. This added a sense of  mood and drama to the composition and emphasised the sunlight areas on the buildings. The figures also play an important part to this watercolour, providing movement, colour and added interest.



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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 280.00 × 415.00 cm

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