Switzerland (Again)

Just got back from a 2 week busman’s holiday in Switzerland to draw, relax and get some work done

Visited Zurich for a couple of days and went to a fantastic exhibition at the main gallery were I saw some of Monet’s works that I have never seen before and I was really taken by the colours which this image does not really convey. He sat outside during the early evening with three coats on to try to capture this. In total he did 17 canvases like this Talk about dedication

Zurich was cold as well as these images below show

Whilst there I also found a fantastic little Italian restaurant in one of the suburbs which was a cross between Italian Baroque and Liberace. The food was excellent and very reasonable

The following day I had lunch in a traditional Zurich Beer house which was full of suits from the Swiss banks?? It really is a place of contradictions sometimes but its one of the things that I really like about the place