While in Iceland, we had a couple of days to take things slowly and explore the area around our little cabin in Skagaströnd. Chris and I would climb up the cliffs behind the cabin and sit in the grass and draw or paint.
Usually, while on vacation, we don't have the time to do any drawing or painting because we're only there for a short time and would rather spend it going to new places. The great thing about spending time up in the north was that we were forced to take things a little slower and take in everything around us.
Above is a drawing of the top of a rock pillar formation that was just off of the cliffs in the ocean. There were Northern Fulmar (Fýll) nesting in the rocks, (as well as some angry Arctic Terns that kept dive bombing us while we sat. We must have been near their nests).
This is a quick painted sketch of the view from our front door. The mountain straight ahead, (which we could see from many kilometres away on the drive in), was covered in the most beautiful blue Lupins. It made the whole base of the mountain a bright purple-blue colour.
These were the Icelandic horses that grazed in the field in front of our cabin. They were a little shy with us at first, but got curious when we stood by the side of their field for a while and came to visit.
The farm land around the village was so colourful. There were purple and yellow wildflowers everywhere you looked. And there were so many different types of birds; it being a bird sanctuary in the cliffs behind us. I wish I'd taken even more time to draw what we saw there, but that will have to wait for the next time.