Category Archives: Landscape

Do Danish Cows Like Gouache?

I was out looking for a scene to paint and stopped at a bird sanctuary. It was a gorgeous scene with a pond, geese, a meadow, trees, and a herd of cows. Since I am traveling without an easel, I … Continue reading

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Another Danish Tree

I have been using a lot of crayon-resist lately. I like the texture and mix of colors it gives when it is overpainted with a simple gouache wash. I also appreciate the crayons for being so easy to bring along … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Homework under a Tree

I can’t be sure that the project these three were working on so seriously was their homework, but whatever it was, it had their full attention. I wonder, in 50 years, will these three girls look back and remember a … Continue reading

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