Kungsträdgården – The King’s Garden

Tehuset Kungsträgården by David Meöldrum
Tehuset Kungsträgården

I met up with some friends yesterday at Kungsträdgården and painted this sketch of people enjoying a coffee at Tehuset, a café in the park. It was a beautiful afternoon and we had a long chat afterwards, we talked about techniques, our ambitions and what plans we had for the summer, a lovely day.

My sketch was painted on Arches Rough,  31 x 23cm.  I will return and paint this scene again. I feel I went too dark, I like contrast but I went too far.  – But yes, it’s just a sketch.
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Tehuset Kungsträgården by David Meöldrum
Tehuset Kungsträgården


By meldrum

My name is David Meldrum. I am an Artist who loves watercolour.


  1. 804/5000
    Your observations are absolutely correct, but sometimes a sketch is better than a so-called “painting”.
    My opinion is that this sketch will not be exceeded as the value of a future completion and its transformation into a true artwork.
    It is now a work of art. Perhaps if you fade (uniformize) a bit too rough colors would be better. But I think this is in good relationship with the violent black onscreen.
    Initially we had a revelation by Georges Rouault, but rather by Hans Hartung. I’m sending two pictures.
    The Louvre in the Gioconda Hall is on the opposite wall a painting, a giant painting by Paolo Veronese. I’m sending a picture.
    If you want to do something about this sketch it might be an idea to make a picture of about 3 x 6 m that will definitely be a world attraction.
    Only if you want it!

    1. Hi Victor,
      Sorry for my late reply, I have been very busy lately. This is my first evening to myself for quite some time.
      I agree, 3 x 6 m would make a great painting!
      Did you send me pictures? I haven’t received them, … I do not think. My email is: meldrum.post@gmail.com

  2. Nu stiu cum pot sa-ti trimit pe email o imagine cu Georges Rouault si alta cu Hans Hartung, sau cu tabloul lui Paolo Veronese de la Louvre!

  3. Powerful and plenty of energy, darks are not always a problem, in this case brush work is more expresive. I like it.

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