Drawing at the Eichkogel

Wolfgang Krisai: Viaduct over the railway south of Moedling. PITT artist pen black F, colopencil, 17x15 cm.

Wolfgang Krisai: Viaduct over the railway south of Moedling. PITT artist pen black F, colopencil, 17×15 cm.

Sunday. Wonderful weather. Ideal for drawing ouside. But I had promised to accompany my wife to the cinema… Now that seemed to me sort of a crime under those circumstances. My wife noticed my reluctance an let me go drawing while she went to the movies by herself.

Viaduct over the railway.

Viaduct over the railway.

I took the bike and rode to the Eichkogel, a botanically outstanding hill south of Moedling. At first I drew an old little viaduct over the “Südbahn”, the railway to the south.

Wolfgang Krisai: Eichkogel. PITT artist pen black, colorpencil, 15x15 cm.

Wolfgang Krisai: Eichkogel. PITT artist pen black, colorpencil, 15×15 cm.

Then I climbed the hill to draw the landscape. I startled a lizard from its sunbath on a small haystack when sitting down in the meadow. It did not come out of it’s hiding place again as long as I drew.

Wolfgang Krisai: Hochbehälter Eichkogel. PITT artist pen black, colorpencil, 15x15 cm.

Wolfgang Krisai: Hochbehälter Eichkogel. PITT artist pen black, colorpencil, 15×15 cm.

On my way back to the road to Moedling I came by an interesting piece or architecture, the “Hochbehälter Eichkogel” of 1932, part of the water-supply of the town. This building shows the typical forms of it’s time: clear blocks, arranged to a “face” full of pathos.

The whole excursion took me about two hours. Wonderful day! Thanks to my wife!

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