081226 Photos of Me Sketching

December 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

In the sun and in the shade! I did feel a little self conscious sitting out on my own in the sun but no one came up to see what I was doing. I then ‘retired’ to the comfort of the shade verandah fo rhte rest of the day.


081225 Sydney Harbour on Christmas Day

December 25, 2008 | 3 Comments

All the clouds of this morning disappeared so I decided to get out this afternoon for a quick sketch and to see what the harbour is like on Christmas Day… It was bizarrely quiet.I have been to the beach on christmas afternoon a number of times and it has been crowded, so I was very...


081225 MY tea cosy

December 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

Having a quiet morning – having turkey for dinner tonight but the big family day is on Saturday this year.I am rather excited to have completed my tea cosy – since drawing this I have made it into a black and white pussy and added white whiskers.


081224 Start of Holiday

December 24, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Back to using watercolour moleskine – ah! they are nice. First page, done last night, is dedicated to a dear friend in Scotland who passed away last week. I did this at approximately the same time as the funeral was being held in the highlands. The flower is Sturt’s Desert Rose the state flower of...


081220 A friend’s brief visit to Sydney

December 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sketches from an afternoon and morning visit from my friend who is always there at momentous stages of my sketching journey – when I started, my travel journals in Europe last year, really thinking about composing the whole spread when on location   and this time….. just going for it when it comes to sketching...


081213 Mini Sketchcrawl

December 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have started to go along to sketching outings with the Sydney Sketch Club and today was a training for the next World Wide Sketchcrawl on Jan 10. We went to Balmain – a wonderful inner city suburb on the harbour. Not that I really need to get into the mood of sketching but I...


081211 New Equipment

December 13, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Thanks to Fredhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3092136099/in/photostream/ I have gone wild and filled my 12 pan set with 24 pans! Now to decide on the colours – here are some pages as I try to decide. I am certainly no watercolour expert… just trying different things. There is some much to learn…. (BTW I have already made changes to...