Copenhagen

Here are my plein air landscape paintings from last weekend in Copenhagen. Technically it was really four days.

Plein air landscape painting from Copenhagen.

Cafe, Kongens Nytorv. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

The weather was beautiful but very windy. After a couple years of painting with the Art in the Open in Wexford, Ireland I have no problem painting in heavy rain, but wind still annoys me to no end as the panels move the whole time. Many of these views were picked because they were sheltered a bit from the strong winds.

Plein air painting of the garden behind the Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

Back of the Glyptotek. 35 x 25 cm, oil on panel.

Plein air sketch of a Path in the Ørstedsparken, Copenhagen.

Path in the Ørstedsparken. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Plein air landscape painting of the city center, Copenhagen.

Towards City Hall Square. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Plein air painting of Christiania, Copenhagen.

Market in Christiania. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

They don’t allow photography in parts of Christiania, but they let me set up and paint. I did have a few ‘guards’ come by to check the tripod though. That said, everyone was very friendly when they saw what I was doing.

Oil painting of graffiti artists in Copenhagen.

Grafitti Artists, Christiania. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Plein air painting of boats in Copenhagen.

Boats behind the Opera House. 20 x0 30 cm, oil on panel.

After my last post on painting back-lit paintings, these were almost all done with front-lighting. Not for any particular reason, that was just the effect that I found inspiring.

Plein air landscape painting from Copenhagen.

Bus Stop, Copenhagen. 35 x 25 cm, oil on panel.

Oil painting of the English Gardens in the Kongens Have, Copenhagen.

English Garden in the Rosenborg Castle Gardens. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

I had been to Copenhagen 25 years ago, but remembered nothing of the city. It’s much prettier than google images would have you believe. The hotel had bicycles to rent which made it much more convenient to navigate the city with all of my landscape painting kit, though I always find bicycling in places like Denmark and Holland scarier than driving in Southern Europe.

Oil painting of the Peblinge Sø, Copenhagen.

Along the Peblinge Sø. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Oil painting of rickshaws in Copenhagen.

Rickshaws, Copenhagen. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Plein air painting of Morning on the Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

Morning on the Nyhavn. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Copenhagen was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by Marc Dalessio

4 comments

  1. Hi, I’m amazed that you got so much work done in just four days; and excellent quality too. Incredibly productive. Well done.

  2. Thanks for continuing to share, and not just your works, but valuable thoughts also. You are so prodigious and keep hitting the nail on the head. Well done. I hope that you took some time to enjoy yourself.

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