A Bit of Sketching Here and There

Christina Wald's Sketchbook Musings
If it looks like I did this sketch in the dark, I partially did! The light and color was so beautiful but it got dark fast. This was at my in-laws dock at Lake Barkley in Kentucky.

If it looks like I did this sketch in the dark, I partially did! The light and color was so beautiful but it got dark fast. This was at my in-laws dock at Lake Barkley in Kentucky.

A very chilly, drizzly afternoon sketching in the Cincinnati Art Museum courtyard. Hot buttered rum sounds good about now. The sun did tease us a little.

We did not need to take a bathroom break even once!

Here is a vine video: https://vine.co/v/OqPdiTQijnd

Sketching in Bucharest! There was a cool Art Show in this building. It was very close to the new, hip old town with restaurants and theaters.

The bottom picture is Ioana and me at Cetatea Fagaras, a 14th century fortress. I think we found the Mirror or Erised from Harry Potter!

More sketches from Romania! This time in Sibiu, also called Hermannstadt. It is a German town in Transylvania where legend has it that the Pied Piper of Hamlin lead the children to. Probably not really but who knows?

We loved it here. I would like to come back to see more. Our pension (Pensiunea Daniel) was wonderful there.

For anyone curious, this was out itinerary. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3vu3tFt50YM/VCCuluCtDMI/AAAAAAAAFFs/_6ea9okzf5Y/s1600/romania.jpg

lemelangenoir asked: Hi. Your sketches are really really great! but I'm sure you already knew that :) Looking at them makes me want to pay more attention to details. Oh, and the Oradea one is my favourite, I love those buildings.

Thanks! I do too; I wish I had more time to draw there!

glitterboob asked: Hi there! So I found your blog under the newport aquarium tag and I would just like to say that you are so talented and I love your sketches! :)

Thanks! I am actually overdue to pay the aquarium for a visit. I love going there to draw!

Back to uploads from my Romania sketchbook… Corvin Castle at Hunedoara. I sketched for a while until I had to move to avoid the parking cars.

We stayed at a cute pension close to the castle and walked around a bit the night before.

Sketch of a gorgeous Art Nouveau building in Oradea, close to the Hungarian border of Romania. There were a lot of gorgeous buildings there.

Sketch of one of the chapels in Maramures next to the church with that is tallest wooden building in Europe. I liked the chapel better and drew it.

We were very close to the Ukraine here. This was also the town with the Merry Cemetery called
Săpânța.

Sketch of the Humor Monastery, a painted monastery located in Mănăstirea Humorului. The frescoes were originally painted in 1535 and this one shows Constantinople defending itself from a Persian invasion in 626. The Persians were illustrated as Turks which is proof that the news is always prone to revisionism even if it is really old news

A lot of the monasteries had these cool seraphim images depicted as wing clusters with lots of eyeballs.

Sketching at Voronet Monastery in the Moldovan area of Romania. It was built in 1488 by Stephen the Great. The painting have survived war, weather and disuse. They are now restored including the paintings on the inside. They are not restoring the exterior paintings as far as I know which I think is a good thing.

This was the only place where we ran into an American tour group.

Sketch of the Museum of History and Archaeology in the city of Piatra Neamt.
We loved this city so much, we stayed for 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Ceahlau and took a lot of time to sketch. They have the cutest gondola up to the top of the mountain.

Sketch of the Museum of History and Archaeology in the city of Piatra Neamt.

We loved this city so much, we stayed for 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Ceahlau and took a lot of time to sketch. They have the cutest gondola up to the top of the mountain.

More from the Romania trip! The top is Cetatea Rupea, a fortress dating back to the 1300s with an interesting history and a sketch of the Carpathian mountains before a hike September 7th.

I was sad not to see any brown bears. We did see their scat though…

Another sketch from my  trip to Romania. This is the clock tower in the gorgeous citadel town Sighisoara in Transylvania. There was a film festival in the square the night we were there.
The weather was perfect to be outside and sketch for a couple hours.

Another sketch from my  trip to Romania. This is the clock tower in the gorgeous citadel town Sighisoara in Transylvania. There was a film festival in the square the night we were there.

The weather was perfect to be outside and sketch for a couple hours.