watercolorWEDNESDAY XI

November 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

As I settle back into school here in Copenhagen from my two-week travel break I am overwhelmed by the amount of pictures to surf through.  Two weeks and 1000+ pictures!

A bit more manageable is my sketchbook.  Although we were constantly moving, I tried my best to take time to sit down, soak up the experience and sketch.

I will remember sitting on the ledge of a roof, sketching skylines and having nosy tourists or funny old men peek over my shoulder to take a look at what I am drawing.  Oftentimes these curious strangers would strike up a conversation.  These conversations are some of the best memories of the trip.

To introduce my travels I will give you a peek into my sketchbook.  I added some watercolor paint after so this qualifies as watercolorWEDNESDAY XI.

E n j o y !

p r a g u e

Clock Tower in the center of Old Town in Prague. Every hour a clock show would entertain mobs of tourists, ending with a live trumpet player announcing the hour with his horn.

Interior of a Cozy Cafe, the cutest old man treated us well while we enjoyed sandwhiches and mint tea.

b u d a p e s t

Matthias Church, the entire church painted in beautifully colorful patterns. I could spend days here!

some of my favorite patterns from Matthias Church, getting ideas for painting Easter eggs

Budapest Parliament, one of the only gothic government buildings I have seen!

s a l z b u r g

ahhh! the Alps!

Towers of Salzburg while sketching from the Fortress

More Alps!

Salzburg Fortress, the oldest and largest fortress still standing in Europe!

Smaller Fortress from our hike up Kapuzinerberg

v i e n n a

a fun 'napkin' light in a cute cafe we relaxed in once we arrived in Vienna

Schonbrunn Palace botanical greenhouses

Schönbrunn Palace

Interior of Central Cafe, a 100+ year old cafe in the heart of Vienna where many artists, architects and writers spent a good amount of time. We enjoyed coffee and dessert while being entertained by a live piano player.


§ 2 Responses to watercolorWEDNESDAY XI

  • Meghan says:

    Kirsten! I love how you post your experiences through watercolors! Very unique and pretty! So happy to see you soaking everything up and enjoying every ounce of it! 🙂 Miss your presence in slo but can’t wait to see you in May!

  • LeAnn says:

    I love looking at your work. It amazes me the beauty that some people can create with seemingly with such ease. My daughters close friend who is getting her Art degree is studying abroad in Italy right now. Seeing your work right now gives me in an odd way a gimps of her. It is wonderful! Thanks for sharing you talent for others to see and enjoy.

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