Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A visit to my in-laws backyard

There are so many things we can draw.  The possibilities are endless.  I visited my in-laws backyard and I loved the fall scene.  The trees and fresh air makes for a relaxing afternoon.  Most of the time I travel with a sketch book and a pencil.  On the pictures below I set up my easel and used my oil paints on a canvas.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Urban Sketches - Chicago

I had the pleasure to visit Chicago in the summer of 2010.  I was inspired by the architecture and the atmosphere.  I sat down and drew what I saw.  It was a wonderful experience.  Stella Jurgen

Stella Jurgen - Sketching Around the World: Stella Jurgen Sketching in Myrtle Beach, U.S.A.

Stella Jurgen - Sketching Around the World: Stella Jurgen Sketching in Myrtle Beach, U.S.A.: "Hi from Stella Jurgen. During Easter our family decided to take a road trip to a warmer place. In Canada the winter is very long, so we drove to Myrtle Beach, U.S.A.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Myrtle Beach, U.S.A.

Hi from Stella Jurgen.  During Easter our family decided to take a road trip to a warmer place.  In Canada the winter is very long, so we drove to South Carolina, U.S.A. to enjoy the warmth for a couple of days.  A trip to Myrtle Beach helped me relax and enjoy the beach weather. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Trip to San Francisco

Hello everyone, I visited San Francisco in April this year.  The flowers were in bloom and the air was so warm comparing to where I live here in Canada.  I had the chance to sketch some of the view as we visited the city by foot.  Here are some pencil drawings.  I am looking forward to meeting you at the Lisbon Symposium. 

Monday, 2 May 2011

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Margarita Island, Venezuela

To escape our cold winters in Canada, we usually take a hot vacation down South.  This time it was in Margarita Island, Venezuela.  While roasting in the heat, I painted some view with acrylics on paper canvas and also created some drawings of the location.

Hesperia Hotel side view from the entrance to the Italian Restaurant.

Pencil drawing of the view from the sun-tanning chair by the pool.

A beautiful fruit basket was waiting for us in the room.

Kurt Jurgen, skyping his girlfriend back in Canada.

View from the sidewalk with vendors at Playa El Agua

The local tropical flowers in Margarita Island.

Stella Jurgen Sketching in Chicago, U.S.A.

I live in Ontario, Canada.  Last summer I visited Chicago for the second time, and on this trip a decided to really enjoy the amazing architecture mix.  Walking through the streets of Chicago makes me feel really small.  I tried to capture the feeling and greatness of the city.

View from the other side of the water in Chicago.

The view from a coffee shop besides the local subway system. It was very windy, so I could only take a few minutes and rush trough the drawing.
The famous "Cloud Gate" with reflections of the park and buildings.

The digital fountain that changes faces with water pouring from the top and centre of the mouth.
The Hampton Inn Suites hotel where we stayed.

Chicago downtown park for entertainment
The Chicago Jazz Festival strating up.  Most of the chairs was empty, I was almost the first one to grab a seat.

My son sitting an resting in the Mall

The boardwak path to the Planetarium.  Long and beautiful.

The vew from Michigan bridge.

Millennium Park, downtown Chicago with the view of the buildings behind.

Stella Jurgen Sketching in London, England

I had the opportunity to visit London, England the summer of 2010.  I enjoy painting outdoors, but I thought it would be very difficult to bring back some oil paintings that take months to dry, so I decided to capture the moment with pencil drawings instead.  This was my first time drawing urban sketches, and that was a good experience for me.  There was nothing more comforting than sitting down and drawing the sites while resting for a few minutes. 

Bridge Tower, London, England

 Bath, England

Crooked House,England

The Grapes, Pub, Bath, England

Green Park, London, England

Our Trip to London, England

National Gallery, London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Windsor Caslte, England