Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part VI

Sketches in this post are from the Northern California Renaissance Faire, where we spent a day full of fun. Being a big fan of fairytales and fantasy, I felt like I could stay there forever.
Most of the people were wearing costumes, some of them highly detailed. It was very interesting to see people playing the caracters that they chose.

The Salty Siren Stage was probably my favorite thing... old pirate songs, naughty tales and jokes. I enjoyed every single show there, and I was especially happy to see The Sea Dogs live.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part V

This day at Pescadero State Beach I noticed a big wave a little too late, and I got very wet. It was pretty cold and unenjoyeble, but funny at the same time.

Another sketch of Santa Cruz beach.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part IV

I really enjoyed Santa Cruz, its sunny beaches, tide pools, boardwalk, downtown with street artists and musicians...this town has a special spirit to it.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part III

Let's continue :)
We went to Capitola arts and wine festival. It was really nice place. I think I like smaller towns like Capitola much more than big towns.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part II

I'll continue with sketches of California.
Staying in Fremont, we decided to go to the Mission Peak Regional Preserve to see the sunset and town lights. This evening I saw a coyote for the first time.

Caramel apple, mmm...! While visiting old town Sacramento I tried a caramel apple for the first time in my life.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sketchbook of California - part I

Last Autumn I spent three wonderful months full of adventure in sunny California. I saw quite a lot and took almost 4000 pictures. But I also took my sketchbook along with me, of course, and I would love to share some of those sketches with you. 

 All this time I was a happy passanger in an old VW Beetle. We drove around 5600 km.
Squirrels! I've never seen so many of them!

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Three years ago I went on an Eastern Europian road trip with friends, and one of the countries we visited was Romania. Our exploration of the country began in Sighisoara, a beautiful little town with a long history. I have a wonderful memories of it and in the beggining of the last year I put a little piece of them on canvas.

Acrylic on canvas.

Watercolor sketch of Sighisoara.