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 !
ok - a visit to one Biennale Art installation. I listened to the Artists talk and then watched the video made a lot more sense !
my morning drawing - looking up to the cliffs
and my afternoon drawing. I was sitting in the area I drew in the morning Looking down to where I sat in the morning. Does that make sense?
(Note to self: During the drawing, look at page without sunglasses on ! My long distance prescription sunglasses are great on a sunny day to shield the sun and focus on the distance to sketch BUT when I took them off and looked at the page at the end of the drawing the colour and linework looked completely different. )
My quick sketches of the Expressive Urban Sketching Workshop