As mentioned in my Reflections article, Week 2 was all about focusing on the bush (Australian for forest) and in particular, Sydney Blue Gums.
I also did a few colour charts – the pencils that I was using and testing new Deep Deep Light (DDL) watercolours. More coming about these paints soon, I promise.
Anyway… here are the pages!
Davidson Park – looking across Middle Harbour to an Angophora tree (more about these trees in November when they shed their bark).
Dalrymple-Hay Reserve from the street and trying to paint a green cup with my DDL watercolours… the wash dried purple!
Lane Cove: Cottonwood Glen plus some research on a few other important local trees – Blackbutt and Sydney Peppermint.
Stirling Castle sketch done during a zoom call with Esther (continuing our castles of Scotland theme) and a Killara house.
Lane Cove: Fern Valley and my pencil collection on that day. (Note: it’s changed slightly since!)
Another visit to Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden – the bush there is much harder to sketch. Hakea (oh ah! I love them) and Bloodwood trunks.
Carters Creek tree and more Houndstooth (yes, the obsession with that cup continues!)
Haynes Flat – Lane Cove.
Blue Gum Park in Chatswood.
DDL tests and some pencil experiments – see more about that here.
Back at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden…
… and Lane Cove (Carters creek again)
Final sketching day of my break – Davidson Park looking for blue gums.
And more teacups. The article on my grey greens is here.
Are you tired of my tree/bush sketches yet???
Next up, I’ll share the work I did in my Greenwood Journal.