Monday, March 31, 2014
Thanks to Rod for the suggested route and the great tour that he gave last month.
Hope to see you there- everyone welcome!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
|Albert Street Uniting Church|
|Daphne Mayo sculpture on City Hall|
|Brass Dome roof of the concert hall|
|Smoking room of the Orion I think, at the Maritime Museum|
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I had put aside these two days take my watercolour pencils to the island to explore and draw on Cockatoo Island. I generally ignored the Sydney Biennale Art installations that were on the island. There is already so much to see and sketch ! The Biennale was launched on the Friday and crowds were expected. But it did not cause any issues.
The weather was spectacular - blue skies and sunshine.
All my drawings from the two days are on my flickr site . I filled 16 pages with drawings
Begin the day with a coffee !!
First drawing was on my coffee cup with Lamy Safari Joy ink pen.
Then a focus on one of the rusty cranes
and my drawing position - on a bin ! One person stopped to say it was a great drawing. Two people stopped and asked to use the bin !
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
We held a sketchcrawl in Dendy Beach in Brighton this week. Dendy Beach is home to the iconic colourful bathing houses.
We met at 11 am and caught up again 2 hours later to share our work. It was fantastic to catch up with the regulars, and meet new sketchers. Here are some of the work drawn by the group; most are colourful (above).
I enjoyed sketching the colourful bathing boxes – what fun with so many colours!
I was early and sketched over breakfast at a nearby cafe - a kayak in the foreground, Brighton residential homes behind it and the city in silhouette in the background.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
To coincide with the first official Urban Sketchers workshop in Australia we are pleased to announce a sketching event open to everyone - both to sketch Cockatoo Island in the late evening and also to provide an opportunity for those that where unable to attend the workshop to check out what was done.
Meeting at 4:00pm in order to catch the end of the Expressive Urban Sketching workshop and then start sketching at 4.30pm till 7:00pm. We will meet back at the cafe at 7pm for a show and tell and finally heading off for dinner for those that are interested.
Please note Saturday 22 March is the opening weekend for the Biennale of Sydney and it is expected that the island will be packed with people visiting the exhibitions.
There are special ferries operating but you need to book a ticket beforehand for these and might not be still operating at 7.30pm…but normal ferry services will be operating as well so recommend you use those instead. Although it will be very busy we do not expect that arriving at the island at this time will be quite as crazy.
Please note exhibitions close at 5pm.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The idea was to sketch in the park (an old brickworks) for the first half of the morning and then head to the back streets but most of of us didn't leave the park. We have decided we need to go back next month to explore those lanes.
Here is the group photos and a slideshow of work done today.