Saturday, October 22, 2011

The adventure begins...

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The view from our ship
Watercolour and crayon
©2011 Charlene Brown

Before we began our cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, we were docked just downriver from the Hungarian Parliament and the famous Chain Bridge. To almost everyone’s surprise, the (notoriously brownish-green) Danube was actually blue for part of the time we were there!  (Not as blue as I’ve painted it, but pretty spectacular, nonetheless.)
This was the first of many wondrous and very paintable sights we were to see over the next two weeks. The resulting paintings didn’t exactly form themselves into the coherent series I had thought might result from this adventure... as you will see when I post the ones that underwent a kind of ‘ambush by Hundertwasser.’