I Have been very quiet. For a very long time. For some time, I didn’t paint or draw. Too much was going on. Two small kids is no picnic, I’ll tell you that. And even though they go to bed early, I was too drained. there wasn’t much to share in painted form.
But then I bought a new set of water colours. I only started using watercolours maybe a year ago, and bought tubes of paint. It was too time consuming to mix all the colours for a dot here and a small spot there, so I just almost stopped. I until I read an advice: palettes for sketching, tubes for painting. Light bulb!
I had a gift certificate to an art supply store from my birthday, so I went and bought a watercolour set.
And ever since that day, I have been painting almost daily! All of a sudden, I decided to do a travelogue of my trip to Iceland in 2011. So here are the pages from the travelogue!
A typical colourful Icelandic house. They say that fisherman’s villages were all bright and colourful to help fishermen navigate back to their shore from the sea, making it easier to discern where home was.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a very hilly city. So picturesque!
Reykjavik is a sea port city:
Ok, I have NO CLUE how to paint a night city :( Any good sources/online demonstrations/etc?
A quaint little cafe in Reykjavik:
That’s what most of Iceland looks like, out of Reykjavik: houses with mountains behind them and field of green grass and ocean in front of them:
Towers and skies of Reykjavik:
Local foods. Jellied fish brains, mashed fish, rotten shark. Yummmm :)
Actually everything but the shark was exquisite!
Iceland – is the land of hot springs and geysers: