Kintaikyo Bridge

Kintaikyo bridge, Iwakuni, Japan. From my sketchbook. I added contrast yesterday.  A lovely memory from when I visited my son.

Saunders Waterford sketchbook, 300g fine grain, 28 x 19 cm

 

War musum visit

With Stockholm Urban Sketchers

I like to think of myself as a pacifist so it was interesting to visit the Army Museum here in Stockholm with my Urban Sketcher friends back in February. The Swedish Cavaliers are in reality mannequins on stuffed pantomime horses so it was a challenge to convey a sense of brutality. I am still against war and hope conflicts can be housed in museums forever.

This watercolour was sketched in my Saunders Waterford block 28 x 19 cm, 300g, fine grain.

Got you, got me.

Tourist filming me while I sketch her! Miyajima, Japan. From my sketchbook.

I’m back in Sweden now! It was so nice to visit my son and his wife in Iwakuni, south of Hiroshima. Japan is such an interesting place, it really is foreign to me and that is what is so cool and interesting with the place.

Shinto shrine

O-torii gate, Miyajima, Japan. From my sketchbook.

Archipelagos are so beautiful

Yashiro Island, Japan. A beautiful archipelago very far from home.

From my sketchbook.

Ice cream queue

My trip to Asia

I am enjoying my trip to Asia. Right now I am visiting my son in Iwakumi. This sketch is of a father and son who queued up for ice cream at the Wooden Bridge, a tourist spot in Iwakuni, Japan. From my sketchbook.