I went to Gotland in Sweden for a couple of days, and had a really enjoyable time. Of course I painted too!
First up is this lovely view of the Baltic Sea from my room window. It was rather dreamy and quiet – slow waves and many birds. I could have stayed in the room all day and enjoyed the view. But the rest of my Visby trip outside my room was good too!
There were some rather amazingly large rocks standing at Langhammars in Fårö island on the north. It began to rain a little after I had started painting, hence the patchy bits on the piece.
A photo of the rocks formation, called "rauks"
I was able to sketch this in Visby, when the sun was shining. 2 hours later, I was in a pub and the rain came for about an hour.
No visit is complete without trying the local food, right? This is saffron rice pudding served with cream and jam.
Gotland is such a beautiful place – there is so much to paint and to see there. I would have loved to be able to spend a much longer time there.
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Kitchens are fun places to hang out and sketch – there are always so many things to capture.
I held a solo exhibition in Sweden last weekend. The work I put up were my travel sketches as well as recent work completed in the last week.
Here are a few images around the 3 rooms of the gallery:
I also held 2 workshops during the same weekend.
It was fun being able to share my experience and see others enjoy themselves.
These are the food I love…
Nasi Lemak – rice cooked in coconut with dried anchovies, peanuts, spicy sambal and hard boiled egg. Traditionally it is wrapped in banana leaf.
Local pastries – I had to wait 20 minutes for these. They were freshly baked, and so delicious.
Chinese roast pork – with crispy crunchy skin – I am drooling… 😜
More in another post.
I had a a joint exhibition with a local artist in Uppsala, Sweden last weekend. It was rather impromptu as I had only arrived 4 days earlier.
Here are some videos:
These are the foodstuff I got used to growing up in Malaysia:
Still life with everyday Malaysian food – from left : cup of @nescafe , cough syrup, tea by Bohtea , bottle of sambal and strawberry jam from the highlands in Malaysia. In front: dodol and biscuit.
Here is a video just for fun. Enjoy!
Fun time sketching at the durian stalls. Got a family interested and they asked to take pics 😀, not just of my sketch but with me! Haha cute! See below, too right corner.
The other pics in the above montage is of my day out with Urban Sketchers Kuala Lumpur in the morning, then teatime sketch and after dinner drinks sketch.
Received some freebies. During tea, my friend and I were given free cakes – it was after we had eaten and sketched the cakes we ordered. We sketched the free cakes, ate some and took the rest home! Then received a free ice cream when I was sketching drinks after dinner! Didn’t sketch that, just ate with with friends 😊
A long day of sketching. I was quite tired when I finally got home.