Tag Archives: Denmark

Old Friends at Work

My husband and I have been visiting Denmark. One of its attractions is meeting up with our many old friends. The first Dane we ever met was in grad school 1975 and since that time I have often sketched this … Continue reading

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Under the Influence of Münter and Calder

I was delighted to see that the Louisiana Museum in Denmark has a retrospective exhibition of Gabriele Münter’s paintings and photographs. It is an impressive collection and covers the 50- 60 years of her work. It was an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Woods Near Vaerelose Denmark

Woods Near Vaerelose Denmark There is a woods near where we are staying in Vaerelose, north of Copenhagen. It is full of tall trees whose lines are partially emphasized with sunlight in the late afternoon. It is a beautiful place … Continue reading

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Where the Seas Meet

Where the Seas Meet I drove up to the tip of Jutland, to the small town of Skagen, and then beyond Skagen to its northernmost point, Grenen. I went to Skagen to see the town where the Danish Impressionists gathered … Continue reading

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Water Troubles

Like most Californians, I turn off the water tap while washing my hands, water the yard twice a week and think about saving water. I thought our state was on top of things but of course one of the benefits … Continue reading

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A Good Day for Sunning

As far as I can tell, any day with sun in Denmark is a good day for sunning. I passed by this park in downtown Odense twice today and both times it was full of people enjoying the warm weather. … Continue reading

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The Reader

We drove around the northern coast of Zealand and stopped for a swim at Tisvilde. Sitting near us was a young reader who could not be coaxed into the water by his family, “In a minute!” he kept saying. This … Continue reading

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Roskilde Cathedral from the North

Roskilde Cathedral from the North Side The Roskilde Cathedral is far more beautiful than this sketch suggests. It sits tall and dignified on a hill and dominates the area.  Its interior is rich in paintings, sculptures and especially graves, since … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Put It That Way…

Research takes time because clarity comes from considering the nuances of an idea, which is not a speedy process. Sometimes even after forty years of working together it can feel like you are just getting started at understanding an idea. … Continue reading

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Cow near a Statue Park

One of the most compelling museums ever is the Rudolph Tenger Statue Park. Many of Rudolph Tenger’s sculptures are displayed across the 35-acre park, each statue in a place where the sky and clouds are the backdrop. Deer and sheep … Continue reading

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Waiting for the National Gallery to Open

Our San Diego Urban Sketcher chapter leader, Lydia Velarde, does comic strips from time to time, and I always admire them. I thought I would give it a try too. I made many little sketches on a 3 X 4 … Continue reading

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Long Danish Evening

It gets dark really late in Copenhagen this time of year and it is delightful to sit outside talking until late in the evening. Bare feet, green lawns, blue skies, old friends, is there a better way to end the … Continue reading

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Our Friend Paolo

Our friend Paolo is a great conversationalist. He likes to think, dispute and resolve issues of every kind. He has a very nice way of listening to what others say and then responding to it. He holds very still, keeps … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Spring Day and a Physics Problem

The weather these past few days Odense Denmark may be just about best I have ever experienced- sunny, breezy and perfect for bare feet. The incredibly green lawns, hedges and trees intensifies the impact. And what better way to enjoy … Continue reading

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Playing Is Serious Work

The grandson of our host here in Odense came over for the morning. He is a beautiful child of nearly two years. I noticed how serious he was as he went about the work of playing. He had a plan … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at Munke Mose Park, Odense

Munke Mølle is a park in Odense that borders the city center. I was sketching there late this afternoon and it was full of people beginning their weekend, including this group of men having a beer together. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Cemetery in Odense Denmark

Yesterday I walked past a cemetery in Odense Denmark. Its expansive grounds were centered around a large church but divided by hedges and paths. I sat on one of the many benches beneath a large tree and sketched the line … Continue reading

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Danish Farm and Field

After driving through many hours of gorgeous farmland, we arrived in Odense Denmark late this afternoon. While in Germany, I drew a few scenes similar to this one using pen and watercolor but lost the structure of the field in … Continue reading

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