Thursday, 27 September 2012

Art in Vienna

We spent a few days in Vienna and of course saw some paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoshka. Also saw lots of good graffiti art, on the embankment walls facing the Danube canal.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Prague People

On our last full day in this beautiful city I sat at an outdoor cafe on the old town square and drew the people around me. I drew very quickly and tried to act like I wasn't really drawing them. It was fun and felt great! To be drawing that is. I added the color back at the apartment.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

In Prague

Prague is a visually beautiful city. The architecture is amazingly varied stylistically and in wonderful condition. Take a look!


My only excuse for not painting and posting has that I have been busy traveling. Not such a hardship I know, but it takes time and energy. We were in Berlin for a few days, being tourists and saw some art - liked these paintings by Manet and Renoir, and this sculpture by Kathe Kollowitz.
So nice to see the 'real' works - both paintings are quite large and it was great to get close and see the brush strokes. The sculpture is a memorial to those who died in WW2, and it's solitary location in a building with one room where it's lit by the light (or rain or snow) falling on it, adds to the emotional weight of the piece.