An unplanned weekend

March 24, 2012 | Leave your thoughts

Just a quiet weekend… it was a lovely Friday evening so although exhausted I needed to go-a-sketching….
Guess where? But I am NOT going to sketch that building again!!!
Guess where? But I am NOT going to sketch that building again!!! (rash statement!)
120323 Coney Island
Sometimes a little sketch is the perfect thing to do on a Friday evening before going home after a long hard week of work .

There are numerous things that I would like to change about this sketch but the process of sketching it is the most important thing… a much needed winding down!
Pity that the paper in my sketchbook (150gsm cartridge) makes a wash near impossible – the sky was cloudless blue this evening!
120323 From my car side mirror
Once again, it seems impossible for me to visit Milsons Point without sneaking an opera house sketch in… this was the view I had in my side mirror when I was about to drive off…of course I stopped the car and sketched it!
Sketches from a quiet Saturday…
120324_01 Real stuff and imagination
Real stuff and imagination
A very quick and distracted sketch of a real construction in the shed by a 4 year old boy this morning. He certainly doesn’t need expensive plastic toys – a few timber pieces and a hammer and a HUGE imagination keeps him happy for hours!

120324_02 Art supplies and detour on the way home
Art supplies and detour on the way home
Really would prefer to use full pans and mix more colours (rather than convenience colours) so I am reducing number of paints from 20 to 12… lets see how I go. I go through half pans too quickly and thinking that drilling holes in the paint is ruining my brushes – it is easier to pick up paint from the side of the brush with full pans (hope that makes sense)
120324_03 Notated cuppa
tried to add silly notes to make this a little more interesting for you all…plus I like recording all the trivia that one is so much more aware of when one is solo sketching! Please read if you are interested….
120324_04 Tearoom view

the tearoom has been uncharacteristically empty the last few times now that I want to focus on people.
Oh! so much scope for improvement doing these!

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