Monday, January 30, 2012

Old Houses & Cemetery in Parramatta

Hi, Friends, how have you been?
Well, as I promised you, I'm challenging architecture in 2012.
Let's explore
old houses in Parramatta. Parramatta has an old history in both Indigenous Australians and colonialism. Parramatta originally comes from the Aboriginal word Baramada or Burramatta, "the place where the eels lie down" or "head of waters." The Burramatta people (Burra meaning place, matta meaning eels) belonged to the Dharug people. So, Parra has so many historical and old architectures.

Let's sketch "ordinary" people's houses.
Below, the decorated roof is very interesting. Who started decoration? Rich guys? It stimulates imagination.
The green roof and red bricks make a
very charming colour harmony is

Below. A lusted roof are so eye catchy. Too beautiful to miss it. The contrast between green and white is lovely. Technically, making rust on paper was really fun. 

Now, very different, but essential part for a house...
Ohhh, loo, my sweet loo... Today, this bathroom is used for a storage. Hey, it has a great, great character.

 Below, another essential place for a society, a cemetery.
St Patrick's Cemetery. Tomb stones tell the history from about 1820s. Oh...under a shower of cicadas signings, tombs talk to a passenger silently. Quiet.
Actually, light rain drops gave the sketch a lovely spitting technique.

Did you enjoy my archtecture sketches?
I seem to get tips to handle buildings.
I do not play with colours like my portraits (below sketch at a cafe). But celebrate small achievements.
Step by step, one goes far!
Friends, Happy Painting!!