Tag Archives: Europe

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 19 of 21

Le Jardin du Luxembourg delights me with its inviting garden rooms and connecting paths, such as this one.

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(3″ x 5″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 18 of 21

Of all the wonders within the Louvre, I sketch this homely guy?

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(4″ x 3″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 17 of 21

Le Jardin du Luxembourg is an expansive garden in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.  Sculptures are peppered everywhere throughout its many promenades and this little lady was undeniably the cagiest of the bunch.  I HAD to sketch her.  She is Marguerite d’Angouleme (Reine De Navarre, 1492–1549).

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(3″ x 5″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 16 of 21

Many gargoyles adorn Notre Dame. This one keeps guard on the north side of the cathedral.

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(5″ x 3″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 15 of 21

Bullet train to Paris — they are FAST!  Nearly 200 mph fast.  First night in our VRBO apartment looking across the River Seine at a beautifully illuminated Notre Dame.  Great location.

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(3″ x 5″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 14 of 21

Our German hostess insisted we train to Basel, Switzerland for a day and must, must, MUST walk through the old city area to Gilgen Bakery. “Best Apfelstrudel ever!” We were not disappointed.

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(3″ x 5″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 13 of 21

Lake Maggiore with mountains — a very hazy morning mist in Locarno, Switzerland, looking NNE.

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(5″ x 3″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 12 of 21

The charming town of Locarno, Switzerland sits on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore. This is looking SSE across the lake.

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(5″ x 3″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 11 of 21

View from train that runs from Domodossola, Italy to Locarno, Switzerland. The route winds through spectacular mountains and idyllic villages. If you’re a hiker, this is for you.

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(5″ x 3″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Sketch-A-Day EUROPE 2014 — 10 of 21

Waiting for our next train from Italy to Switzerland. This gent and his winged stallion grace the upper corners of the grand front entry of Milano Centrale Railway Station.

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(3″ x 5″  pen and ink with watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2014 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.