and greetings to you all! See you on September 1st…
latest updates: watercolor
I’m leaving you for a while. I’ll be on holidays. Meanwhile you can enjoy some postcards that I made to send to friends from the place called Gradac (that’s where I’m gonna be)
This is the one I promissed – a view from my balcony in watercolour. If you guess correctly, then you’ll know where I’m from. I’ll give you a couple of clues though:
1. In the background you can see a small part of the old town with St. Antony’s church and Emperor’s mosque.
2. Further back, there is a mountain on which bob and sledge competitions were held during 14th Winter Olympic Games. The same moutain was used to lounch a record long city siege.
3. At the bottom-left corner (just below the balcony wall) Austrian Arch-duke Ferdinand was assained almost exactely 95 years ago – which triggered World War One.
4. At bottom right corner you can see the tracks of the first fully operational electrificated tram-line in Europe.
Do not be confused by the colour of the river (it is a river belive me) – That is its natural colour, and the most realistic one in this view. If you’ve guessed correctly than you are a Geographical genius!
Olive tree and a resting boat – Watercolour on W/C Large
The same weekend, same beach, same W/C sketchbook, same brush and same hand…
Mediterranean beach – Watercolour
Last weekend we went to an deserted camping area. The beach was reserved just for us. The animal you can see is an inflatable plastic dolphin my daughter uses to ride on.
This watercolor was created in a Moleskine Watercolor journal a couple of year’s back. It was inspired by an old marker illustration I did in the 1980′s of a Clown Fish I bumped into on a dive trip. At one time, I wanted to create large 3-D pieces of undersea images and this illustration was a study of one of the fishes I intended to do.
This is a side dirt road over Beckwourth Pass, which is the road going to Reno, Nevada. Even though the elevation is higher than where I live, it is the beginning of the Great Basin Desert and is very dry and rocky, with sagebrush and antelope bush being the primary plant life. From the top of the pass you can see layers and layers of mountains, and cars on the distant highway look like little wind-up toys. I’m not particularly fond of the desert, but I do like the immense view from up there where mankind looks more like an ant and you get your perspective back on where we really fit into nature’s picture.