Tag Archives: watercolor

Post boxes are always, and only, as interesting as the items deposited

Transmitting dispatches to the future past

Transmitting dispatches to the future past

Diptych(ish) Postcard from Rhodt, Germany: Watercolour and Photo

Once upon a time in 1992, I hitchhiked around Germany (and other Western European countries) and met up with my dear pal Trevor in a magical, fairytale town near the Rhine River called Rhodt unter Reitburg.

To earn some deutsche marks, we would gather chestnuts in the woods, and sell them to the tourists who enjoyed eating Kastanien, boiled, while drinking the excellent local wine. While passing time at our “stand,” I painted the local environs.

Now, with the wonders of the Internet, I can find photos of the scenes I only remember has faded watercolour pencil sketches. In this case, one of “crazy” King Ludwig’s summer villa/castle of some kind… Resplendent with ancient grape vines in the foreground.

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Scottish Lakes High Camp Cabin

Scottish Lakes High Camp Cabin
Watercolor pencil on paper
Dave Olson
2001

“Hot lunch en route” from Letters from Russia / watercolour pencils on paper

Campsite
“Hot lunch en route” from Letters from Russia / watercolour pencils on paper

Watercolor pencil from “Letters from Russia”
Dave Olson, 2004