Category Archives: Landscape

Light and Shade

As we move towards winter, the days get ever shorter and the shadows longer and the sun sits ever lower in the sky, and I can understand where the tradition of ‘Hygge’ here in Denmark came from, and why the

Light and Shade

As we move towards winter, the days get ever shorter and the shadows longer and the sun sits ever lower in the sky, and I can understand where the tradition of ‘Hygge’ here in Denmark came from, and why the

Early Morning Light, Billund, Denmark

I love the mornings at this time of year, with a cooler sun the mornings are heavy with dew and morning fog, and full of long shadows and dark corners of undergrowth.

Early Morning Light, Billund, Denmark

I love the mornings at this time of year, with a cooler sun the mornings are heavy with dew and morning fog, and full of long shadows and dark corners of undergrowth.

Pine Trees

I can’t stop drawing pine trees at the moment. Some trees seem to spend their energy on spreading their branches as they grow, whereas pine trees, seem to want to shoot straight up, as fast and as high as possible,

Pine Trees

I can’t stop drawing pine trees at the moment. Some trees seem to spend their energy on spreading their branches as they grow, whereas pine trees, seem to want to shoot straight up, as fast and as high as possible,

Liguria Italy

Memories of a holiday. We didn’t manage to travel on holiday this year, so these were created from photos of our visit a few years back to the beautiful Sestri Levante, in Liguria, Italy.

Liguria Italy

Memories of a holiday. We didn’t manage to travel on holiday this year, so these were created from photos of our visit a few years back to the beautiful Sestri Levante, in Liguria, Italy.

A green tunnel

I love this time of year when the rampant growth reshapes and transforms the landscape.

A green tunnel

I love this time of year when the rampant growth reshapes and transforms the landscape.

Kalundborg, Denmark

I’m still finding lots of inspiration and motivation to continue exploring and developing my skills in creating small landscape pieces. These are all done in 20x15cm sketchbooks, using mostly Carandache Neo-color 2 crayons and graphite. I plan to start scaling

Kalundborg, Denmark

I’m still finding lots of inspiration and motivation to continue exploring and developing my skills in creating small landscape pieces. These are all done in 20x15cm sketchbooks, using mostly Carandache Neo-color 2 crayons and graphite. I plan to start scaling

An evenings walk

I think that beauty can be found in almost anything, we just need to take the time to slow down and look a little deeper.

An evenings walk

I think that beauty can be found in almost anything, we just need to take the time to slow down and look a little deeper.

Landscape painting – Denmark

The landscape in Jylland, southern Denmark where I live is pretty flat, especially compared to Switzerland, where we lived before. Lots of horizontals, hedgerows, heaths and flat horizons. It forces me to be more creative, and find more in less

Landscape painting – Denmark

The landscape in Jylland, southern Denmark where I live is pretty flat, especially compared to Switzerland, where we lived before. Lots of horizontals, hedgerows, heaths and flat horizons. It forces me to be more creative, and find more in less

Google Street View – Near Chadds Ford Pennsylvania

A quick pencil and acryllic sketch of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the area made famous by the Artist Andrew Wyeth by his paintings of Keurners Farm

Google Street View – Near Chadds Ford Pennsylvania

A quick pencil and acryllic sketch of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the area made famous by the Artist Andrew Wyeth by his paintings of Keurners Farm

Syvårssøerne, Randbøl, Denmark

Another pencil sketch. I have deliberately limited myself at the moment to working outdoors, only with pencil on paper, in order not to get distracted by colour etc and increase my focus on what is possible with that medium. This

Syvårssøerne, Randbøl, Denmark

Another pencil sketch. I have deliberately limited myself at the moment to working outdoors, only with pencil on paper, in order not to get distracted by colour etc and increase my focus on what is possible with that medium. This

Google Street View – Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA

A Cornish town in the USA In the 1830’s many of the mines in Cornwall, England closed, following this many of the local Cornish miners emigrated to the USA, some finding themselves in the area of Wisconsin. They began mining

Google Street View – Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA

A Cornish town in the USA In the 1830’s many of the mines in Cornwall, England closed, following this many of the local Cornish miners emigrated to the USA, some finding themselves in the area of Wisconsin. They began mining

Google Street View – Newquay, Cornwall

I love the chaotic jumble of signs, colors and typography. Advertising fishing trips on the sea front in Newquay, Cornwall. Newquay, a traditionally a fishing town, on the Atlantic coast of South West England, is now just as famous for

Google Street View – Newquay, Cornwall

I love the chaotic jumble of signs, colors and typography. Advertising fishing trips on the sea front in Newquay, Cornwall. Newquay, a traditionally a fishing town, on the Atlantic coast of South West England, is now just as famous for

Google Street View – Fishing Cobbles, Staithes, North Yorkshire

Fishing cobles- Robby Beck, Staithes Legend has it that the fishing boats in this area of the North East of England are based on the same template as Viking Longships. The Clinker built construction of these boats means they are

Google Street View – Fishing Cobbles, Staithes, North Yorkshire

Fishing cobles- Robby Beck, Staithes Legend has it that the fishing boats in this area of the North East of England are based on the same template as Viking Longships. The Clinker built construction of these boats means they are

Google Street View – Staithes, North Yorkshire

The Red house, Staithes. The houses in this traditional fisherman’s village in North Yorkshire have names instead of house numbers, much to the annoyance of postmen. This beautiful old building is called the Red House, for obvious reasons.

Google Street View – Staithes, North Yorkshire

The Red house, Staithes. The houses in this traditional fisherman’s village in North Yorkshire have names instead of house numbers, much to the annoyance of postmen. This beautiful old building is called the Red House, for obvious reasons.

Travelling without moving – Indonesia

Love the colours and the vibrancy of this whole region, you can almost feel the heat and humidity just looking at it. Makasar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Travelling without moving – Indonesia

Love the colours and the vibrancy of this whole region, you can almost feel the heat and humidity just looking at it. Makasar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Bodensee bathers

I am glad to see that I am not the only one out there with a preference for drawing and recording the style of older folks. I know I said that I didn’t want this to be a fashion blog

Bodensee bathers

I am glad to see that I am not the only one out there with a preference for drawing and recording the style of older folks. I know I said that I didn’t want this to be a fashion blog

Lake Constance

At last the sun arrived this weekend and we were able to spend some time at the lake, which meant as well as getting in a swim and attempting to convert my pristine English whiteness to something resembling the colour

Lake Constance

At last the sun arrived this weekend and we were able to spend some time at the lake, which meant as well as getting in a swim and attempting to convert my pristine English whiteness to something resembling the colour

Pfäffikersee

The weather has not been kind these last few weeks…and the weeks of rain and overcast skies are now running into months. In german they call this kind of weather durchwachsen (streaky bacon), so the opportunities for getting out to

Pfäffikersee

The weather has not been kind these last few weeks…and the weeks of rain and overcast skies are now running into months. In german they call this kind of weather durchwachsen (streaky bacon), so the opportunities for getting out to