Travel Sketches: St. Petersburg

Posted on Oct 26, 2009 in Art, Sketch
Charcoal on Paper, 8″x10″
I went to St. Petersburg, Russia a couple of years ago on my honeymoon.  We did a lot of tourist stuff (including a marathon tour of the Hermitage) but also had a couple of days to relax and lounge about in our favorite places.   This sketch is of one of the huge statues acting as pillars holding up one of the minor entrances to the Hermitage.  As you can kind of tell by the splatters on the drawing, it began raining before I finished.
Yours truly posing with the giant sculptures.
More giant statues                              Isaakievsky Park