Sketching in Malcesine

A few sketches I did while hiking in and around Malcesine and Monte Baldo.


Travel Sketchbook Malcesine 2009

Another great hiking holiday.
Mountains, a clear lake and Verona just a bus ride away.
Goethe got into trouble sketching this castle. He was suspected of being a spy studying the fortifications. Nowadays sketching it only draws mild curiosity…

The trail on top of the ridge of Monte Baldo, as seen from the top Cima Delle Pozzette (2132m). Done during a pause while hiking.

Travel Sketchbook, Söll 2009

Sketchbook_Söll_2009_006, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

Clouds moving in at sunset.
Söll, Austria.
Watercolour and gouache in a small Moleskine.

Sketchbook_Söll_2009_010, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

Sketchbook_Söll_2009_002-2, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

Sketchbook_Söll_2009_004, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

Watercolour Sketchbook, Äkäslompolo, 1989 September 06

I started carrying a small watercolour kit with me when hiking.
I’m fascinated by mountains, by the way they keep changing colour. Even though they are immobile, they seem alive, like giant waves of stone.