Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arbaer and Reykjavik

Painted one more sketch and put ink on another.
Turf church at Arbaer

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Arbaer scene

I finished the sketch of my favorite scene in my sketchbook- a panorama of Arbaer Living Museum.

Snaefellsness and Reykjavik

I've been adding more color to my Icelandic sketches. First is a sketch of the restaurant where we had lunch in Arnistapi.
I also painted my sketch of the President's house. You can get right up to it, and the guide said she often sees the First Lady out walking her dog.
Lastly, a view from Perlan.

Friday, September 19, 2014

More Icelandic sketches

Two more icelandic postcards.  One shows the cliffs of Arnistapi on the Snaesfellsness peninsula. The other shows a view of Mt Esja and a church from the Perlan restaurant.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Postcards from Iceland

Here are two postcards painted from some of my 9 million photos of Iceland.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More Icelandic sketches

Here is my sketch of Blue Lagoon, made from the cafe after I had finished bathing and before I went to the airport.
This is a little sketch of Perlan, a revolving restaurant with a wonderful view. I made the pencil sketch while waiting for a coach at the bus terminal and added color later.
This is the last sketch in my book, of our plane Katla before going back across the North Atlantic.  IcelandAir names the planes in its fleet after Icelandic volcanoes, which is ironic. 
I have many more sketches to share, they just aren't done quite yet.

Sketches from Iceland

I filled an entire sketchbook during my four-day stay in Reykjavik. I am still finishing some sketches, but here are some of my first, last and middle sketches from the book.
Here is the opening page with a sketch I made in the cab from the airport.  Iceland has many lava fields that have moss growing on them.
I also drew in many cafes around Reykjavik. Featured here are Cafe Stofan, Cafe Babalu, and Bergsson Mathis.

One day at lunch I saw Harpa from the window and drew it. Another person in the cafe came up to me later and complimented me. Two days later I ran into him again at Cafe Loki.