Monthly Archives: May 2022

From a Rooftop Terrace

After spending most of the day looking at the art exhibitions at the Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, I rested and sketched on its rooftop terrace. Other people had the same idea, including two men who sat across the way.

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The Old and the New

Something I enjoy about Denmark is how artifacts from different periods coexist and complement each other. This sketch shows a modern windmill and a nineteenth-century farmhouse on the island of Funen. Different versions of this theme can be seen all … Continue reading

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Rest Break

We stopped by the side of the road on the island of Funen in Denmark, so I could take photos and sketch a bit. I turned to come back to the car and noticed my husband solving his NYT crossword … Continue reading

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Sunset on Samsø Island

We visited Denmark’s Samsø Island for a few days of biking and hiking. On our last evening, we climbed Ballebbjerg Hill, the highest point on Samsø at 209 feet (64 meters). It was a great place to watch the sunset … Continue reading

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A Thirty-Seven Year Old Idea

Two old scholars, working together on an idea that has eluded them for thirty-seven years, notice it is a delightful day and decide not to waste a moment of it. They take their notes and computers outside, sit along the … Continue reading

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Danish Fields of Yellow

I started a second sketch at Nivå yesterday, from the same spot as the one of the jogger, but looking 90 degrees to my right. I like it because the immense field of yellow extends across the full page, practically … Continue reading

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Jogging along a Danish Byway

I was tempted to call this ‘Jogging along the Blue Roads of Denmark’ since blue roads read like water, and the title would alert the viewer that these blue areas are roads, not rivers. But this sketch is more about … Continue reading

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