Sunday, April 1, 2012

Parramatta River at Meadowbank

Last week I went over to Meadowbank where I went to art school about 10 years ago. I went to see an exhibition but the gallery was closed. I had lunch with a friend, then visited the art shop. Tried the gallery again, then went down to the river where they used to take us to draw and paint en plein air.

Before I went to art school I never painted landscapes because they didn't interest me. I painted my first one here in oils. Thank goodness for Fariha who helped me a lot and it turned out rather well, though consigned to the rubbish bin years ago now.

This one is in my sketchbook and not on watercolour paper. I was battling a stiff breeze, a fit of sneezes, and a barrage of text messages on my phone.