April 18, 2012

A sunny Saturday in Kreuzberg

I live in Kreuzberg now and I love my Kiez. (Kiez is a Berlin word for Neighborhood) There are many things to sketch here. Last Saturday it was finally a little warmer and I went out to draw. There is this beautiful old Market, where on Saturdays you can meet with friends to eat or shop groceries.

Later I met Catalina for sketching and we walked along  the Maibach-Ufer looking for things to draw. We stopped at the Paul-Lincke-Ufer where there are some areas for Boule. We sat on a wall and made some drawings of the people and things around us.

Playing Pétanque
Boule or Petanque is a game people like to play in this area. There are some banks around the play area where people seat waiting for their turn to play.

Playing Pétanque in Paul-Lincke-Ufer, A bicycle caught my attention. I wanted to draw the shinny surface in contrast to the wood of the bank. Working with the negative space seemed to be the right thing to do. I continue in the same way with the people in the field.

Cafe Blue Cat I finished the day with a coffee and rhubarb & strawberry tart at the Blue Cat Cafe. There was this very elegant lady in front of me. The neighborhood is changing. It is becoming very fancy in the last years.


Marina Grechanik said...

I miss Berlin! It's even more fun to see your sketches after I saw the real places! wonderful, I love especially the one with the invisible bike ;-)

memi said...

Beautiful market, beautiful paintings...

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

LOVE the sunny bicycle sketch, Omar!