Casa Visoiu, Bucharest. Jun 2019

20 minutes sketch with a brushpen. This building on the corner of this cross streets, I pass everyday, dates back to 1927 as it can be seen on the front wall. Above the year number it is also written “Casa Visoiu”. This house seems to not be inhabited. All the windows have bars and shutters pulled down all the time.

Life drawing. Jan 2019

Life drawing with two models. When only one model poses the other one is also drawing. 15 minutes each pose. Attended by mostly art students and some experienced artists to keep their skill in shape, this is an informal life drawing class organised by an artist in her studio in Bucharest. For this sketches I used charcoal and pencils on paper 60×40 cm, mounted on an easel

On a journey to Covasna. June 2019

Discovering architectural jewelries through my journey to Covasna County. I like very much this region of Romania as it is not as comercial and mass touristic as others. Every time I pass these authentic villages two things catch my attention, the prominent buildings of Catholic Churchs and many stork nests on the poles, trees or rooftops with storks in them. This time I stopped to sketch at Sf. Ilie Tezviteanul Ortodox Church in Zabola village. This is quite rare in this region of Romania because most churches are Catholic.
When I saw this colorful breakfast I wanted to draw it. Usually I don’t eat fruits in the morning, most often when on holiday. This Hahnemuhle sketchbook I started recently is designed for drawing with pencils and ink. The paper is a bit rough and retain pencil color well when crosshatching. India ink also goes well on this paper, yet permanent markers bleed through it. So, I will stick to pencils and fineliners for this book. What I like also at this book is that pages fold to enable easy sketching across a double page spread.
Breakfast. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
Trying wax crayons on kraft paper. I noticed that after one layer it is hard to cover it with another one or blend more colors, as the surface gets waxy. So far, I used them in mixed media. When used with watercolors, wax crayons are resistant as they repel water.
View from the window. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
Lunch time. Another opportunity to study one point perspective and draw food.
Restaurant. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
Drawing in the woods of Covasna, in the Valley of Fairies. On the way to Dacian Fortress of Covasna (Fortresses of Fairies) decided to return back because of the bears, which are in high population in these woods and had attacked other tourists a few days before.
Valea Zanelor. Covasna
Breakfast. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
Halosaltspa. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
By The pool. Hotel TTS Covasna. Jun2019
Lacul Sfanta Ana. Harghita
Already second time in Targu Secuiesc and also second time at Jazz Bistro. Very cosy place, with pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. The food is well presented and tastes very good, the menu contains a pretty good variety of dishes and among them also authentic transylvanian food.
Jazz Bictro. Targu Secuiesc. Jun 2019
Another interior sketch with brickwork of old medievals walls and tiles of an open kitchen. Drawing in Trattorian Artisan Food located in a medieval courtyard in the historical downtown of Brasov.
Trattorian Artisan Food. Brasov. Jun 2019

Botanical garden, Bucharest. May 2019

Botanical garden, Bucharest. May 2019

I find it very relaxing to draw in the Botanical garden. Much of the city noise is cancelled here, because the trees act as a natural wall. Also, there are so many too explore here: textures, patterns, botanical wonders.

Izvorul Minunilor (Spring of Wonders)

This building with comercial for bottled water called “Izvorul Minunilor” (Spring of Wonders) is located in Crangasi, Bucharest and I pass it everyday on my way to work. Today I decided to draw it, finding also a good opportunity to study a cilindrical shape of such size.

Grant Bridge

Studying trains and perspective from Grant Bridge in Bucharest. This is a place where trains are parked and repaired. 30 minutes sketch.