This painting was initially a sketch I did while canoeing around Wilmington Island. The coloring was done later once I got home.
I just moved back to the USA to begin teaching. The Coronavirus is taking its toll and we are all in self quarantine. For me, it’s been about a month of sitting inside and teaching class online. I took a break from class to drink coffee and draw the trees outside from my balcony.
Today was windy, but not too cold. Either way, the St. Thomas Church was open and mainly empty. Bach practiced the organ here and the church does frequent recitals. I recommend visiting if you are ever in Leipzig.
It has been below freezing today so I looked for a place inside to draw. I found St. Nicholas’ Church was open. I drew this picture on my Samsung Note. It’s a small drawing surface, but for making quick sketches it works great.
It’s a few weeks after Christmas, but Nikolai Kirche still has a nativity and tree up. I spent about 45 minutes sitting and sketching on my Surface Pro. I don’t get to go drawing much and I wanted to practice on a tablet.
Jet lag is fading. Fixed a nice breakfast of fresh bread and ham with coffee. Wandered over to St. Michael’s Cathedral and drew the pulpit. There were maybe 2 other people around. It was quiet.
Being so jetlagged yesterday I didn’t see the second football match between Uruguay and Portugal. I made it about 6 minutes into the match and was out cold.
Good news was I was awake really early and decided to catch a train to Antwerp. Glad I got there early. What a beautiful city and I had the streets to myself. I wandered around for about 4 hours in a cool breezy morning drinking coffee and eating pastries.
Now it’s 2pm and I’m going back to Brussels to see the Comics Museum. It’s housed in a gorgeous art deco warehouse. I can’t read the French comics, but I love to sit in the lobby and stare at the ironwork.
I arrived in Brussels after a long 12 hour red-eye flight full and kept awake by hour after hour of tubulance. The plane bounced around enough that my tea kept trying to slide of the dinner tray. It was all I could do to get the tea cup to my mouth and take a sip.
I arrived in Brussels too early to check in to my hotel so I left my luggage with the front desk and went for a walk. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning, cool breeze blowing and no clouds in a perfect blue sky. I sat in the park drinking coffee and painted this young woman who sat nearby texting.
Wonder if my room is ready. I’m tired.