יום רביעי, 5 באוקטובר 2016

A hut in Switzerland

This is the last collection of sketches from my summer in Europe… We rented with my family a hut in the Swiss Alps and I had the occasion to try out different techniques of sketching in the beautiful village where we staid for 10 days : Foroglio and its surrounding.

The village is located in the italian part of Swiss Alps, the speciality of the Tessin valley is to build very simple houses with no cement, only granit stones piled on each other. The forest around has definitely something magic… You can easily imagine the presence of ferries and small elfes running away and hiding while you go hiking along the small paths passing through huge stones and old trees covered with moss. Everyday is a new light festival of colours on the mountains and on the nearby  waterfall, when the fog is not covering the entire valley.

Before we went to the Tessin valley, we had a stoped in Luzern to visit our dear friends who took real good care of us discover their amazing city on the board of the lake first and the mountain overslooking it. I didn't have much time to sketch but here starts the drawing journey of our trip in Switzerland.

Luzern • Muhlenplatz

Trip in the mountain • Krienseregg

Trip in the mountain • Krienseregg

Foroglio • First attemps to sketch the village… not happy with it !
Our house is the first one in the left until the wooden balcony

Foroglio • Then I tried out the twig remembering KK workshop • Our house
Foroglio

Foroglio • In front of our house, the entry to the forest

Foroglio • In front of our house, the entry to the forest

Foroglio • In front of our house, the entry to the forest

Foroglio

At that point, you have to know that I twisted my inkle so I had to lay down for few days and stop walking… Perfect occasion to sketch what was all around me !



Our terrace in Foroglio

Cevio, first village arriving in the valley

No TV, not internet (almost no electricity !) back to simple life in Foroglio


Fusio • Valley Bavona

In Fusio • Valley Bavona

Fontana • Back to fountain pen
The stream in front of Fontana

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Our terrace, under the vineyard
Our hut from the side
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Our neighbours come to say goodbye

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Last evening in Foroglio • Drawing in the dark

2 comments:

  1. looks like you had very special family vacation, a lot of nature time and time together without technology!
    I love especially your nature sketches!

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  2. love this journey, especially the monochrome sketches, and your stream of thoughts about history and connections in front of the fireplace

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