There was a gorgeous sunset across Port Melbourne, looking towards Williamstown the other day and I managed to capture it on my phone. Today, I decided to paint a scene using that photo as reference, using gouache. The result is the piece below. It’s quite a small piece but it gave me lots of joy … Continue reading Evening comes…
Lighthouse on water, Port Melbourne Lighthouse on land, Port Melbourne I was busy today capturing both lighthouses in gouache. 16°C outside and it’s summer ! Cold but it was always fun to be out.
View from Green Point looking towards Melbourne city. A page from my sketchbook, the citrus tart on the top left corner was sketch a week prior. A sketch of the view from Green Point occupied the rest of the spread. I went plein-air painting last Saturday at Green Point in Brighton. It’s a lovely green … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 4
The view of Saturday’s farmers market at Gasworks Arts Park Last Saturday’s farmers market at Gasworks Arts Park. I went to give my support to the local producers but it looked like they were doing very well. A number of stalls had sold out - I was told by a vendor that when the market … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 3
How quickly things have changed . 3 weeks ago, I was in the city and life went on as “normal” - people were doing what they normally do. I went to Royal Arcade, and while I was sipping hot chocolate at Koko Black, I sketched this scene below. People in Block Arcade - passing through, … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 2
I visited the Salt Water Lake at Westgate Park in Melbourne today and it is pink at the moment! Of course I brought my sketch gear - albeit a small set of a sketchbook and some black graphic pencils. The friend I went with said I should add some pink (since we did go there … Continue reading Pink Lake
My sketch of Port Melbourne. A number of apartment blocks on the waterfront. On the left is Westgate Bridge (the dark structure) and on the right is an antique crane (in silhouette). Us at Station Pier…It was fun to meet Mario, Liliana and Eva from Christchurch. And sketches completed by the group.
A couple more sketches completed at Docklands during a USK Sketchcrawl.
Melbourne Urban Sketchers got together at Docklands last Saturday. It was a lovely day - the sun was shining and it was warm. Quick sketch of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (above). I love cranes - they add to the skyline to make a sketch interesting... Outside the Docklands Library - the 2 black trees … Continue reading Docklands Sketching
I love Melbourne’s laneways – there are always lots to look at, to eat and to enjoy.