Back to the Easel – Albrecht Dürer

After an enjoyable and very relaxing vacation in Europe,  I am ready to sit down at the easel and start drawing.  The architecture, the culture, the history, the colors, the sounds, the smells… how do you capture that?  I guess the only way to find out is to try.

Before I start my next drawing, I thought I would share a couple of my favorite photographs and memories; but after Scrolling though the 4000 plus photos that we took on our family vacation, I am finding it hard to decide which of the photographs are my favorite.  Every memory, every experience was enjoyable.  What can I say? It was a really good vacation.

I will start with one image, one memory;  maybe as the weeks and months go by, the other images will come to life in my drawings.  Feel free to send me an email and let me know.

One highlight of the trip was visiting the house of one of Germany’s great master artists. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was born in Nuremberg, Germany.  As a painter and printmaker Dürer became a great influence across Europe.

Albrecht Dürer’s Art is very recognizable. Scroll through the Art link and see how many pieces look familiar.

Albrecht D


Visiting the Dürer House was more than just cool.  Seeing where this artist lived, worked, and entertained has stirred my curiosity to learn more about the artists and his works. Here is the link to the Albrecht Dürer House.