While in isolation at home, and with no travel plans in sight for the foreseeable future, this is as close to travel as I can get now 😃. It was still a lot of fun to visit Europe and look around virtually.
I went to the Grampians in Victoria recently, and drew on the journey. There were six of us in the car, and I managed to get everyone in my drawing on the top, even if it was just a hand or a section of the face. Changed seat after a rest stop and I got … Continue reading Getting there was half the fun
When I am watching TV, I sometimes draw and paint. Here are some pieces that I have done recentlu. Metal water bottle, tomatoes, fruit bowl etc. Dinner while watching TV Had fun with sweets Another one with my water bottle
A piece I completed yesterday - Alimentari or “The Deli” is a local favourite in Brunswick Street. In order to draw it, I had to be across the road. Next time I am in the area, I will just have to go to The Deli to savour their food, and draw the building across from … Continue reading The Deli Shop
Gyoza from Umehana in Melbourne – oishii (delicious). I make my own at home sometimes. The skin is made of flour and water. The filling is usually a mix of pork and prawns.
In between catching up with family and friends while in Kuala Lumpur recently, I was able to sketch a little. I left Kuala Lumpur to move to Australia over a decade ago, and while I was living over there I was not drawing much. So being able to draw these two Kuala Lumpur icons was … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur sketches
The hunt continues for the right paper. Today’s sketches on different papers. I enjoy using smooth papers a lot better, and I think I draw better when I am enjoying myself. So if the drawing is better, that is 50%…
Getting the right tools is important for me. I have been struggling with some papers that I bought a while ago. It’s a great paper – watercolours look brilliant on the paper – but my pens don’t work well on the rough surface. They scratch the surface. I have persevered, trying different approaches, but I … Continue reading Working out my art tools
There are six jetties in Penang (Malaysia) with homes on stilts. I went to one of them recently. It rained as soon as I got there, but fortunately I found a couple of shaded platform to stay out of the rain. There was lots to see and to sketch, even in the rain. To … Continue reading Clan Jetties in Penang
Had a great cup of coffee at Di Bella in North Melbourne recently – it was not surprising because they supply coffee to many cafes in Australia. I had fun drawing their huge machines.