Queensferry was such a good choice for today's sketching trip - a great place for the sketching friends to meet. We were all drawn to the magic of that iconic structure - the Forth Bridge. I remember drawing it when I was a child at primary school for 'Junior Science' - I hope this attempt is a little better!
As I sketched it I was drawn into trying to understand the structure of the bridge - it is so bold and also so complex. After this, I walked into Queensferry. I love those Terraces with streets above houses and the crow-stepped gables. I did this sketch.
I love this building - the Black Castle. It juts out into the street, an uncompromising presence in black harling. The Vennel slips down the steps at the side.
After lunch I didn't do much. The inevitable seagulls, preening themselves as the tide came in...
And then another attempt at capturing the townscape and the Terraces, but I think I was a bit tired by this time. Love that sweep of the street, though.