and I brought home some water-color paintings. I feel like I am still a beginner with these and sometimes struggle to find the right color and value. But it was fun nonetheless and I hope I learned something hehe. Some of them aren't finished but to me they work because I just wanted to get some more experience and experiment.
I use a Pentel Waterbrush and Windsor & Newton Watercolors in a Bösner water-color-sketchbook.
Hveragerði was our first stop. From there we did the Golden Circle tour, saw Geysir (which is in fact a name, not a thing but all other geysirs are named after him) and Strokkur (which is a geysir, that erupts almost every 5 minutes!), the big Gullfoss (a waterfall) and some other beautiful Icelandic scenery.
The next big stop was Skaftafell at the Vatnajökull national-park. I had some issues to find the right colors and keep the shapes together. Although it is not the most colorful I kinda like the one in middle.
The weather wasn't too great here so we didn't stay very long in the Eastfjords. But it was enough for one painting. The Fjords kicked my butt, I just couldn't make it work the way I wanted. But the big stone in the foreground, a bit left from the middle, I quite like. It has some nice bounced light and the values seem more or less correct. Not that it looked like that in reality, though ;(
The Westfjords were beautiful and we hat great weather. We actually could get out in short pants and t-shirts.
This wasn't painted on site, but after doing some studies and then taking time while staying in Reykjavik. It was fun do work on these and the result is showing the effort. Probably my favorite of the bunch. But still, I am not saying that I am good at water-coloring ;)
the local beer
tasted okay. I tried to paint my red pencil and pocket water-color-set in the can.
on the plane back
just some random woman sleep on the plane.
It was really frustrating doing some of these, others were more fun. All in all I liked the experience and I will keep doing them. At least on the next trip ;)
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