Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sofia

These are two scenes from Sofia, the city where I grew up. The park in front of the main building of the Sofia University is done by a sketch that I did on site a few years ago. I added more figures to liven up the scene. The other one is based on a photo. 

I am so eager to do city scenes now, knowing how to simplify and complete them in less than an hour. I'm going through my photos from previous trips and picking scenes with nice light and shadows.

Spring at the University, watercolor on Arches rough 38 x 28 cm
The Military Club, watercolor on Arches CP 28 x 38 cm

15 comments:

Anne Le Maître said...

Such a beautiful light !

AK said...

You have captured light beautifully in both the works. However the second one is my favourite. Great job.

Judy said...

The shadows in both paintings are great, and make the scenes beautiful and strong! P.S. Paintings are in the mail!

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Tito said...

Hi Blaga, I have to say that Alvaro lessons are giving their fruits, both paintings are very beautiful. I like the presence of the peoples in your compositions and the strong contrast too. Ciao!

Catharina Engberg said...

I see that you are using the things you learned from the workshop of Alvaro. Thes two are lovely. My favourite is the first one, but I like both. Great light and very nice painted people.

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Muy buena estas dos acurelas donde las luces y sombras juegan un papel importante. Preciosas!!!

Lydie said...

A very nice implementation of worshop. I love the two.

Rita Vaselli said...

So beautiful both city scenes with a sense of light and life ... your natural talent, together with new awareness of your own skills!
  Brava,Blaga!

Jane said...

Two absolutely wonderful cityscapes ! Your inspiration and enthusiasm for the workshop is palpable , looking forward to seeing more !

Mari Jose Molina said...

Una acuarelas estupendas, me encanta la segunda, la luz y la perspectiva son geniales! :)

Blaga said...

Thank you, everyone, for your very nice comments! I am so glad that these two pieces have such a good feedback, as I also like them.

Polly Birchall said...

These cityscapes are really well painted, without being overworked.

JANE MINTER said...

good for you blaga ... look forward to seeing more .

Sonia Aguiar said...

Son dos acuarelas magníficas. Te felicito!! Espero ver pronto tus próximas acuarelas.
Feliz comienzo de semnana :)