Monday, June 29, 2015

Looking Southeast in Hólar...

Looking Southeast in Hólar, Iceland
from Trausti's Laufás Summer House
sketched plein air on June 27, 2015 while sitting on the driver's seat
of Trausti's Ferguson TE20 working tractor over fifty-nine years old
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
NFS - Gift to Laufás

Another view of Laufás Summer House, the approach. Trausti was
born in Hólar and had a farm with milking cows just below his summer house.

I thanked Trausti for his hospitality for the two-night stay at his summer house
with a gift watercolor of the mountain view from his window. I'd found
a frame at the flea market in Sauðárkrókur. He immediately hung
it in the window; the mountain would be there
even if the fog rolled in. Note the tractor.

I painted plein air comfortably from the seat of his still working farm tractor,
a Little Gray Fergie T20, made sometime between 1946-1956, over
fifty-nine years old. More about Little Gray Fergies HERE.
Photo by Björn Jóhann Björnsson

The painter's view looking southeast on a year when
there's much snow in the mountains.

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