Monday, October 09, 2006

Riddarholmen


Riddarholmen is one of the islands that Stockholm was built on. It´s also one of few islands in the city where noone lives anymore. The old buildings and palaces are now full of courts, administrative authorities and archives. From a distance it looks so alive and cosy, but once the civil servants, clerks and tourists disappear in the evenings, Riddarholmen turns into an empty and deserted place. A sad destiny for a beautiful place that´s been full of life since the seventeenth century...

Lamy Safari, Noodler´s ink and watercolors on a page in a large Moleskine Watercolor.

19 comments:

jill said...

beautiful, i love it! and the history to go w/ it makes it so much more interesting. i agree, though, that it's sad for such a beautiful place to be deserted at nights instead of alive w/ people and guests.

shirley said...

A wonderful sketch - beautiful buildings! I fondly remember our days on Gamla Stan during midsummer's eve week. I love your architectural drawings!

Windsong said...

This drawing is just beautiful! What a lovely city and SO well illustrated.

Donn said...

OUTSTANDING! Great detail in the buildings and boat and love the sky!

wagonized said...

Beautiful! From the water to the clouds in the sky. And you avoided all the potential tackiness of some city landscapes. Wow.

Teri C said...

What a beautiful detailed drawing. You make the place look so fascinating. Love that sky

SCquiltaddict said...

OH I just love this...its soo beautiful...awesome!

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

JaKo said...

I spent 2 months in Stockholm and definitely love this city . And so the city , so your sketch are both beautiful.

Renate said...

It must be a beautiful city, at least it looks beautiful when you draw it!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

How pretty you've made this city look. The colors, the details. You've made us all see it as an inviting place.

Kate said...

That's a beautiful tribute to it, Nina...

Jana Bouc said...

What a gorgeous fairy tale land! I'm realizing what I've missed never traveling to Europe or your part of the world. I've never been outside North and Central America (except for Hawaii). Someday....

Terry Banderas said...

Simple strokes, beautiful and outstanding!!!!!! Your paintings look detailed even though your strokes are very simple. You must be pleased.

pacoandfriends said...

Love the sky, amongst everything of course.

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful. That's all I know to say! :-)

José Bonnet said...

Lovely!

I just took a look at your sketchbooks. #3 & #4 are just superb: watercolours are beautiful, perspective is great, anatomy also...

Cheers,
jb

Robin Neudorfer said...

It has been a while since I have been to your blog. I am drawn to your landscapes each time. I love your other subjects as well, but the landscapes always capture me. Would love to see a full size one day.

SCquiltaddict said...

beautiful work!