Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland - Town Center

I get to Yverdon several times a year it seems. I posted a view of the old 1800's church facade on the square a few weeks ago, so I decided to sketch the square from the steps of the church facing the other way. The old castle dominates the square in the other direction.

Here is the result.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In Paris last week- Moleskine sketches

I had a wonderful Saturday morning sitting on a park bench for about an hour and sketching this view of the back of Notre Dame cathedral on its island in the Seine River. A couple of homeless guys were asleep in blankets behind me and occasional couples would stroll by, but I was pretty much alone. Weather was in the 60s and gray, but certainly comfortable for this time of year. I would have done additional sketches, but I had to catch a taxi for the airport to catch a plane to Geneva.
Paris has such great architecture. I sketched this dome on a department store near my hotel from the square in front of the Hotel de Ville, the "City Hall" of Paris. There was an old guy not too far away playing traditional French accordion music for tips while I sketched this. It really made it a Parisian (sp?) moment.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

I sketched this auto repair shop last week in a neighborhood in the Morumbi area of Sao Paulo. I leaned up against a tree and was a bit uncomfortable, but it was the best position available. Done in my highly portable Moleskine notebook.


I did this sketch in my Moleskine sketchbook back in September on a trip to Switzerland. I didn't post it at the time, but decided to put in on the blog.