A taste of art in Edinburgh

Edinburgh drawing at the National Gallery

Where am I today? Apartment-hunting in Edinburgh. I’m also getting a first look at the amazing art offerings of this city. Like the free drawing classes at the National Gallery taught by Damian Callan. I haven’t had much time to make art this month with all the traveling I’m doing, so it was wonderful to be able to spend an afternoon doing some figure drawing.

Edinburgh Portrait Gallery

We also got a chance to see the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the recently-renovated Scottish National Portrait Gallery. I loved the chance to see these paintings in person, after having read about them and seeing their images online.

Next week I head to Japan to start my month-long artist’s residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. I am so excited for this opportunity. I don’t feel properly prepared – I’ve been so busy for the past couple months with our move from Munich to Edinburgh that I haven’t had time to learn as much Japanese as I wanted to, nor to do as much research as I had hoped. But it will still be an amazing experience, and I’ll figure things out as I go along.

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2 Responses to “A taste of art in Edinburgh”

  1. How exciting that you were able to visit the BP Portrait Award exhibition! The winner is one of my best friend’s very talented cousins, and it was so fun following along with that process as it was in the works.

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Japan, I’m looking forward to hearing more of what comes of your time there. :)
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  2. Jul says:

    How cool! She is very talented indeed. Also made me think about what it would be like to try to get women I know to pose nude for me. :)

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