August 24, 2015

Iceland Trip: Day 4

We were pretty exhausted after the previous day's adventure, so we got off to a slow start and went downtown to the National Gallery of Iceland, which had an exhibit of narrative art influenced by the Icelandic sagas. It was great!

Then we had a perfect lunch at Jómfrúin, which serves Danish open-faced sandwiches. It was one of those local places where everyone seemed to know what was happening but us, but we didn't care because the food was so good.














See the building across the pond there? Doesn't it look like a lovely museum? Well, it's not a museum. It's the City Hall. But nice people work there who won't make you feel stupid when you go in asking to buy a ticket, they will just point you in the right direction.

After finding the right museum and having that great lunch, we went back to the City Hall so that I could sketch from the big windows while it was sprinkling outside. This is all watercolor.



The City Hall also had a relief map of Iceland.

Here is more of downtown Reykjavik.



Back at the apartment, I did a sketch of the neighborhood. Earlier I had noticed that because it is often overcast, or because it's night but the sun is out, but it's not shining like it's noon in Memphis, there aren't strong shadows. That made the Pentel ink brush pen perfect for this sketch - everything was the same light tone.


3 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photos and art!

Elizabeth Alley said...

Thanks Linda!

Elizabeth Alley said...

Thanks Linda!