A couple of weeks ago they shut down power in our condo for 4 consecutive days (!) due to electrical upgrades. Evelyn and I thus, scooted off to an Airbnb in Elora to wait it out. We stayed at “Casa Elora”, and it was brilliant… it is right downtown and looks over the Grand RiverContinue reading “Casa Elora”
Category Archives: Architecture
Leuven City Hall
This took me a little longer than expected, but I finally got it done. A tricky piece.
Leuven City Hall, preliminary sketch
Apologies for the muddled presentation – this is a pencil sketch just about ready for penning. I don’t usually spend this much time in preparation for a sketch, but I knew that this was going to take time. I think I took the photo back in 2017, and it’s complexity may be one of theContinue reading “Leuven City Hall, preliminary sketch”
The Dom, Köln
Evelyn and I used to live quite close by to the Dom, and I took numerous photographs of it at the time as I thin k it’s an amazing building. I was looking through all of my old photos last week and decided I would start to catch up on some of the drawings IContinue reading “The Dom, Köln”
I have been remiss – I have allowed an excess of self-imposed projects to impede my posting here – but – I will rectify this now with this belated posting of a sketch from the Muslim quarter in Granada from May… Better late than never!
Another sketch from our recent travels, this one from Sintra, Portugal – a lovely area just north west of Lisbon.
And here is “C”, I count 30 items, not including the 2 cars (Corvette and Cadillac). Enjoy!
Old Barn near Murren
This was a very old barn near Murren in the Bernese Oberland. It’s a beautiful area and a “way station” on the way to the cable car to Piz Gloria. Getting here required a train down from where we were staying in Wengen, a cable car halfway up the mountain across from our chalet andContinue reading “Old Barn near Murren”
Old Buildings, Basel
I didn’t get to do a lot of “on-site” sketching this past trip for various reasons, but took lots of photos as there was loads of interesting subject matter. The perspective in this particular sketch was rather tricky and took a couple of times to get right – the mixture of the steeply uphill laneContinue reading “Old Buildings, Basel”
View from the Red Lion
Sketched this while having lunch at the Red Lion, the only Pub in Avebury. It’s also the only pub in the world inside a stone circle (or a henge). We had lunch and a couple of drinks and then went out and walked amongst the stones, down to Silsbury hill and the West Kennet barrowContinue reading “View from the Red Lion”