Just three weeks after Patricia's and mine arrival to Skåne, for our nordic adventure, we got the chance to meet Olaf again, in a sketch trip that took us to the southernmost coast of Sweden. In quaint little Ystad, we found the parked Ford Anglia Olaf mentioned a few posts ago - a Ford made for England, go figure. Swedes like old good-looking cars! They really do! I'm in for some treats in the times ahead!
Ystad has some non-places, like the harbour, where the trees give an organic order into the cementy platform against the sea. On the background, some giant silos overlook the Baltic. I wonder if they are tall enough to see Germany on the other side.
Karin - the first garden designer I met - hosted us in her country house in Svarte, with delicious treats. Somehow, Patricia was reminded of the landscapes back home, the wavy yellow fields, a sprinkle of horses, lush green woods in the hroizon. One landscape element new to us were the juicy berry hedges.
Olaf's encouragement to himself. "Be bold, be bold". Your resulting sketch was bold indeed!
Note: the sketchbook pages are really brown, it is not a dimlight effect.