‘Stromness Ginnal’

‘Stromness Ginnal’

The last of my Orkney sketches before we catch the ferry and head home again. This sketch is in Stromness looking down one of the narrow ‘ginnals’ (I’m sure Orkadians would have a different word for it!) that run to the shore edge. A4 Not for sale ©...
‘St Margaret’s Hope’

‘St Margaret’s Hope’

A rainy day today here on Orkney. This watercolour sketch has us looking out at St Margaret’s Hope through the car windscreen. A4 Not for sale © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights...
‘The Knee & Westray Firth’

‘The Knee & Westray Firth’

Whilst on Rousay we headed to the north of the island to look across ‘The Knee’ headland and out beyond across a shimmering sea to Westray Firth. A4 ~ Charcoal sketch on coloured paper. Not for sale © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights...
‘Midhowe Brock’

‘Midhowe Brock’

….We then caught the ferry from Tingwall to Rousay as foot passengers. There we looked at Midhowe Brock which has internal walls made of slabs of stone. Both Broch’s (see previous sketch) make me sit and speculate how they would have been lived in, whilst...
‘Brock of Gurness’

‘Brock of Gurness’

Looking at Broch’s today, which fascinate me. They must have been such dominant dwelling in the Iron Age landscape, being 6 – 13m in height. With a double wall skin linked with slabs of stone and a round internal living space. We first went first to the Brock of...

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