Dunnotar Castle In September 2017 I drove the campervan up the east coast of Scotland and along the north coast. I painted en plein aire all the way - the east coast is full of castles, fishing villages, cliffs and light houses. Dunnotar is one of my favourites - built of the red sandstone it stands upon. I perched on a ledge to paint the sketch and had difficulty retaining all my painting bits and pieces.
Catterline I love Joan Eardley's work so I could not visit the east coast without visiting Catterline. I made several sketches but have not yet made a plate. Interestingly a lot of the views Joan made of the village are obscured by trees now.
Slain's castle -I wanted to get closer to sketch the castle - I was staying the night in the harbour at Port Erroll but the cliffs went in and out and I didn't have the time. This is the only print I have done with 3 plates
Pennan The Aberdeenshire fishing villages are very pretty - but generally clinging to the bottom of cliffs - Pennan has a particularly steep road out of the village and my campervans handbrake was suspect! aaah -I didnt finish the the sketch and I was advised to copy this in the plate - which I have. In the later versions of the print I added a sea colour.
Crovie I walked around to Crovie from Gardenstown and this is the view as I approached the village. These fishing villages are as pretty as any in Cornwall - but in September I was the only "tourist"
Portsoy -the end of todays tour - I still have more sketches that I have not made prints of and I intend to return to the Aberdeenshire coast again.