Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Volvo Ocean Race


The boats from Volvo Ocean Race landed in Stockholm today, and the city has blocked of a whole quai (Skeppsbron) for the occasion, causing a few traffic jams here and there.
I love sailing, and even though I don´t like this kind of event very much (you know, a big stage with performing celebrities, a few stands selling beer and simple food, an inner sealed off area for the sailors and business people to mingle in, and loads of ordinary people watching the whole thing) I had to go see these boats in real life. My, our livingroom is narrower than these floating giants!

13 x 17 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink and watercolours on sketchbook page.

10 comments:

winna said...

I love how you handle the watercolor and use the space very much..

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Oh, just brilliant! What a wonderful day...

Margaret Ann said...

Fabulous compostition...Love the diagonal lines of the rigging and the clouds. Spectacularly clear fresh color! :)

Deborah said...

I really like the parallel lines of the boats in front of the soft flowing background.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wonderful Nina. Love the colors of the boats against the gray buildings. Also, great church in the previous post.

Alex said...

And my swedish friend just called me about 4 hours before and told me about this race! :) He actually went there and I told him about the new Volvo plug-in electric car developed with Vattenfall, and he found that car being displayed too ^^
Awesome drawing!

iva yaneva said...

your work is absolutely gorgeous!!

polusladkaia said...

stunning, like dance!

freebird said...

Just enjoyed looking at all the latest postings. It's such a joy to see your work.

Felicity said...

I love this and the other painting of the boat in the dock at Stockholm. There is always a contemporary feel to everything you do. Your work is so beautiful but I get the sense that you are not at all precious about it!