Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas ribbon


Christmas decorations are up in Melbourne. This is the pedestrian bridge across the Yarra River in front of Southgate.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Melbourne USK exhibition at Town Hall Gallery

First a video

And a nice write-up byTown Hall Gallery


82 pieces of work all lined up on the floor – during installation


Work in progress


Looking great.


The launch – packed!

The show goes on till Dec 6 at Town Hall Gallery.

Friday, November 7, 2014


It is getting hotter now, so towards the end of the month we  looked for cooler places to sketch.  Inside the Gallery of Modern Art was one, and The Sculpture Garden at the Queensland Art Gallery with the fountains, and waterfalls was another.  We did brave the heat for the OPEN HOUSE Brisbane Sketchwalk. That was a load of fun, going inside beautiful old buildings normally closed to the public.  Fortitude Valley was our another destination, and we also did the 45th Worldwide Sketchcrawl.  Awesome month with great turnouts to each event....

Great month sketching...............  If you want to join us, please click on this link..URBAN SKETCHERS BRISBANE   We have a FLICKR Group too for members who don't "do" Facebook.  We are not letting the G20 stop us from getting out and about in November.  Check the links to check our events.  This Sunday, is University of Queensland at St Lucia.  Hop to see you there.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Morning at Millers Point (Sydney USK)

A perfect morning yesterday, after the heat of the day before: sunny but breezy, and lots of interesting vistas to paint and draw! 

The Palisade Hotel has been described as a ‘venerable old neck oilery’. Great expression!  It was fitting that we sketched around there yesterday on the day that celebrations were taking place in Albany, WA, to commemorate 100 years since the boarding of the first convoy of Australian troops bound for war, as apparently The Palisade was where many of Sydney's Anzacs downed their last beers before boarding ships bound for Gallipoli!  

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A day out sketching in Hawthorn (Melbourne USK)

With over 20 Melbourne sketchers soaking up the sun in Hawthorn, we were set for a good day. There is so much to sketch on Glenferrie Road as its a hub for shopping, cafes and Swinburne university. We are having a group exhibition of Boroondara in Nov at the Hawthorn Art Centre. So everyone was keen to get some solid sketching in. We managed to replenish at Once a Tailor which had a big (kind of a secret) room out the back.

Jay painting the Catholic Church scene (Lynch St, Hawthorn)

Once a Tailor, Glenferrie Road

With an early start Angela and I found a VW parked on Burwood Road. We met the owner of the van and he said he would walk to the cafe so we could finish sketching it. We sent him a scan of our sketches as a thank you. It had cool crochet rugs on the seats.

I decided to sketch the Hawthorn Town Hall with its giant clock faces. It has the different times that I was sketching the hands. I have heard people do one for when they start the sketch and another when they finish.

After lunch I sat out the front of the laundro-mat and sketched the top of the buildings along Glenferrie Road. I got a few people come to chat.