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 was on assignment in Ballarat recently and managed to do some painting around the city. There are a number of scenes I would have loved to paint if I had more time and the weather was more pleasant. These were completed on location on a very very hot day. Here are a few that … Continue reading Painting in Ballarat, Victoria
Drawn from a 32nd floor one evening in a suburb just outside Kuala Lumpur. Like many big Asian cities, KL is quite congested and more and more apartments are being built.
The Forum Theatre building is lovely, but so complex. I drew this from the Melbourne Visitors’ Centre – a quick sketch while standing. I found a ledge to place my watercolour.
I had a fantastic drawing day yesterday. The weather was great and the turn-out was good during the Big Draw in Federation Square. The event lasted for 2 hours and a number of images were shown on Fed Square’s big outdoor screen. Here are 2 of mine! There were sketchers from a few art groups … Continue reading Melbourne Urban Sketchers at the Big Draw
Loads of fun using new materials. I have drawn this on brown paper using sharpie pens and white marker.
The Vancouver Public Library is such an interesting building. This was drawn from across the road. And drawn from the atrium – very tricky! The roof is glass (I have not suggested it between the beams) and the building on the left (which I left blank)has a glass wall.
Last week when we had the first really hot 32 deg day, I headed down to the beach after work. This pub is across the road from the beach – I managed a quick sketch while fanning away the many flies also out to enjoy the warm weather!
I started this sketch at the tram stop across from the food market in Camberwell, but I didn’t get very far. I only managed a few minutes of sketching before my tram came. The next morning, I left for work earlier, and managed to spend 15 minutes to add a few more lines, windows and … Continue reading Quick sketches
I have never noticed the beautiful internal wall of one of my favourite cafes, Simple Affair. . The Exchange Hotel in Port Melbourne is located a block away from the beach. On a wet afternoon, I sat in a cafe across the pub with a pot of chai tea.