London Sketches


Sketching Tomorrow is the opening of the annual exhibition of the Pastel Society UK. I am already in London and it is surprisingly cold. Still I took some time for a sketch of the Queen Victoria Memorial. After that I … Read More

London Sketches


I do really enjoy strolling around in a city and discover the places with a sketchbook. Originally I wanted to visit Westminster Abbey but when I arrived it was already closed. Since it started to rain I took shelter in … Read More

Gouache sketches of clouds


© Astrid Volquardsen 2013 During my last trip to the Frisian islands at the coast of North Germany I rediscovered the combination of pencil/gouache sketches. These are primarily for exploring the shapes of clouds and different formats. Unfortunately after drying … Read More

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