Monthly Archives: May 2019

House and Hedge

Denmark is full of dark green hedges and orange houses. The range of oranges and greens are captivating and before we leave Denmark later today, I wanted to capture this in my sketchbook.

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An Old Story

What could be nicer than two old friends chatting away a pleasant afternoon? I liked their relaxed body language, one sitting up and explaining while the other is leaning back, deep in his chair. It had the look of two … Continue reading

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The Canola Field Beyond the Farmyard

The yellow of the canola fields is so striking that I have had to paint it a few more times. This one is based on a photo I took as I walked passed a farmyard and could see the canola … Continue reading

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Along the Danish Øresund Coast

Today was such a great day for plein air painting, sunny, a gentle breeze, and lovely light. I had been delaying sketching along the Danish Øresund Coast, that narrow channel between Denmark and Sweden, in hopes of a day like … Continue reading

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Slangerup Canola Field

This is the time of year that Denmark’s huge fields of canola oil plants are in full bloom across the country. At times it seems like enormous expanses of yellow fill the view from the tip of my toe to … Continue reading

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Søndersø Moment

After a very social weekend, it felt good to walk over to Søndersø, a small lake north of Copenhagen, and paint for the day. I found a bench near a swimming beach and spread out my gear. The sunlight and … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons of Nivå

Yesterday I went to a rhododendron garden in Nivå, a small Danish municipality north of Copenhagen. There my desire to paint plein air overcame my Southern California reluctance to call 50 Degrees F (10 C) acceptable painting weather. There were … Continue reading

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