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My travel sketchbook: The Tramuntana from Fornalutx

It’s been a horribly long time since my last entry in my travel sketchbook, the trusty book I like to take with me on my travels and in which I instantaneously capture my surroundings with a drawing in pen. But then again my travels have been somewhat overshadowed by a mighty great move from London to Mallorca, and all of the career and lifestyle changes that has entailed. However, now 5 months into my Mallorca move, and starting to spread my wings from Palma to the nearby plentiful natural scenery that permeates this stunning island, I have reached once again for my travel sketchbook to capture some of the beauty which I find all around me.

The Tramuntana viewed from Fornalutx (2015 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, pen on paper)

The Tramuntana viewed from Fornalutx (2015 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, pen on paper)

I drew this quick sketch from the wonderfully appointed balcony attached to our room in the Petit Hotel in the village of Fornalutx. What the hotel may have been missing in luxuries, it gained from a stunning location on the edge of the village with unparalleled views of the surrounding Tramuntana mountain scenery. This sketch attempts to capture something of that wonderful view from our room, enjoyed, all too quickly, for a mere 20 hours stay in the town.

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  1. Lovely to see – I hope the move will give you more time to capture these moments – nice to be transported..

    April 15, 2015
    • Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the cyber journey! 🙂

      April 15, 2015
  2. Great view!
    May I expect some gouache work on these Fornalutx views?

    April 15, 2015
    • Hahaha ooh I hope so! I am struggling to find time to give artistic recognition to all of these incredible views… there are just too many! And I have just started a mammoth oil painting of Palma, the scale of which is already scaring me! But I’ll do you another gouache very soon 😉 Thanks as ever

      April 15, 2015

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