Tuesday, 31 May 2016

June Sketchcrawl

Hello dear sketchers,

For this month's sketchcrawl, we are going to explore the Petrusse valley in Luxembourg-city.

It will be the occasion to try and sketch the fortress from down below, for example.

Let's meet in front of the Sacré-Coeur church at 14.00 on Sunday 5 June 2016, from where we will go down to the valley together.

See you on Sunday!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Urban Sketching May 15th 2016

Hi there!

Here is my new - still small - contribution to the blog! 
Went sketching on May 15th with Beliza: it was such a great moment! I had never seen Neumunster from top! ;-)

Thank you for this amazing moment! 

Really can't wait for next time! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

May sun and shadows in Pfaffenthal

For the May sketchcrawl we met at the Luxemburg Youth Hostel in Pfaffenthal valley.

The weather was really gorgeous for this first weekend of May. Our group of eleven passionate sketchers  - two sketchers got lost in another part of the valley, the Grund, but found the rest of the group eventually! - headed out to admire the beautiful views in Pfaffenthal , one of the oldest parts of Luxemburg city along the Alzette river.

The warmth of the spring was quite welcome after some very long winter months.

But soon the May sun became merciless and Isabelle was so kind to invite the whole group in her beautiful architect studio nearby. Here we could combine all the pleasurable things: a coffee, cool water, shade and protection, the splendid views from the windows and, last but not least, the company of fellow sketchers.

Here is my Pfaffenthal version looking up. I tried to render the heavy sun/shadow contrast, but was not very successful and my sketch doesn't pay tribute to the sunny day it was.

And looking down: a playground in the valley

And this is the way we were sketching, sitting inside in the cool shade, with a beautiful palette of May greens in front of us.

Monday, 2 May 2016

May Sketchcrawl

Hello dear sketchers,

The weather is getting sunnier again, so we can go sketching outdoors again for our next sketchcrawl.

This time we have decided to explore the areas of Clausen and Pfaffenthal, where we haven't been yet.

Let's meet at the Youth hostel at 14.00 on Sunday 8 Mai 2016.

See you on Sunday!