Charcoal drawings, part 1

View of the Spitalskirche from the Babenbergergasse.

View of the Spitalskirche from the Babenbergergasse.

In 2005 I drew a little series of charcoal-drawings on paper of size A2 (42 x 59,4 cm / 16 1/2″ x 23 3/8″). I loved this kind of drawings, but eventually I dropped it for two reasons: the big sketch block was too clumsy und the drawings had to be fixed with fixative. I am more used to smaller gear to be able to move around an draw easily.

The roof of St. Othmar, seen from the hill behind the chruch.

The roof of St. Othmar, seen from the hill behind the chruch.

Another view of the Spitalskirche.

Another view of the Spitalskirche.

In this post you see drawings with views of Mödling, the town south of Vienna where I live. Mödling has a long history, and some of the buildings date from the middle ages, e. g. two churches: St. Othmar (the parish church) and the Spitalskirche (the medieval hospital’s church), both of them in gothical style.

From the late 16th century dates the so called “Beethovenhaus” where Ludwig van Beethoven passed the summers of 1818 and 1819 working on the “Missa solemnis” and other great compositions.

The Beethovenhaus, front facade.

The Beethovenhaus, front facade. Wenn I drew it started to rain and I used the drops to brush a grey tone over some parts of the drawing.

The inner court of the Beethovenhaus.

The inner court of the Beethovenhaus.

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