Monday, 3 April 2017

city and countryside in one sketching weekend

Last weekend was a busy time for Luxembourg sketchers!
On Saturday we met for one of the guided tours by Prof. Robert Philippart  around the Adolphe Bridge (Pont Adolphe). This bridge, one of the emblematic features of Luxemburg, has spanned the Petrusse valley since 1903 and links the upper city with the Bourbon Plateau. The bridge has been reopened only recently after a long period of rehabilitation. 
I faced a difficult choice between concentrating on my sketchbook or on the extremely well informed comments of our guide...
lines and thumbnails around the pont adolphe

and why not try a sketch with no lines, just surfaces and blotches?
On Sunday we enjoyed the early spring and had a very relaxing sketchcrawl on the sun-drenched banks of the Mosel at Grevenmacher.

a Mosel barge passes at a slow pace, but you have to sketch quickly

reflections on the water

a sketcher on the Mosel bank

drink & draw at a sunny terrace afterwards

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