Sunday, August 31, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I drew the Treasury Building in Melbourne a few days ago. It was a cold winter day and braving the cold, I managed to complete the above sketch on location, but had to go indoors to colour it.
It houses the original gold vaults in Melbourne. These next two drawings were completed sometime ago and I have forgotten about them until just now. We were in fact escaping the heat of Melbourne's summer early in the year and had gone down to the basement to draw.
The basement was also where the caretaker of the building lived in the 1900s.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Archibald2014, Most Famous Portrait Prize in Australia : Elated, Hot, Contemporary, Traditional, Whatever!
2) more "ordinary" models work in, not super-famous people. eg) artist's parents, a son, next door, butchery -- it has surprised me and encourages me!
3) some first try artists in.
2014 Archibald Winner, Fiona Lowry, "Penelope Seidler," Medium acrylic on canvas
BTW, Hooray!!!!! Regarding CBCA book of the year 2014,
Friends, Happy Painting!!!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Some of us arrived early, ahead of the appointed time, because we were so keen to sketch. I began an ambitious view of the central tower as seen from inside the Great Court. I finished only part of my intended result – bit off more than I could chew, I think! It’s always amazing how time flies when you get into “the zone” of sketching. We attracted some attention from passersby, some of whom may now join the group, so that was exciting. Carol was even asked later by one of these "fans" to return to her original position for a posed photo. Here is my photo of her in the same spot. You can see the fabulous carving atop each column of this cloister walkway.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
A group of 18 of us met up in the cafe of the museum at 10am and then a number of people wanted to sketch outside…I decided to join them. It was a sunny day- maybe we could find a sunny spot out of that cold wind and see how long we lasted. As it turned out some of us did find a nice spot in the sun and managed to spend the whole morning sketching either the museum, Hyde Park, the cathedral or another building down William St.
We had a great show and tell checking out what people discovered inside or out. There is a lot of draw in the museum and it was so much fun to hear all about it. Today we had a great variety in the sketches- all kinds of different paper / sketchbooks and a wide variety of pens, pencils, watercolour. A visual rich selection and we all learn so much from each other.
Thanks to those that came and a special welcome to a few new faces.
Next month we will be meeting on Saturday 13 September. Keep an eye out here more details.
You can see some of the USK SYD sketchers in the flickr group and in the USK AUS facebook group.
My sketches from the day are here