On my first full day staying in Maitland I decided to visit two small historic towns nearby. The first was Paterson, a lovely little village along the Paterson River. The main road weaves its way through the village and this is the main corner with the Post Office and Court House Hotel behind.
There was a cafe nearby, so after ordering a coffee, I started a sketch of these two buildings.
So I ended up simply taking a few photos and then hitting the road again.
with lots of verandahed buildings! I was looking for a cafe with a view.
And I found one – however it was a cool morning with a strong breeze so it was not really pleasant sitting at this outside table in the shade. Just for the record, I don’t always sketch my coffee or my food! 🙂
As Morpeth is only 10 minutes drive from East Maitland (where I was staying) I decided to return to it the next day and visit a tearoom. The Servant Quarters Tearoom is in a courtyard behind the Campbell Stores so of course, I had to sketch the building first.
This sketch took me 9 minutes to do standing up on the side of the road. BTW coloured pencils are certainly more convenient to use than watercolour for a quick standing up sketch.
I finished that afternoon in Morpeth doing this sketch of the Hunter River (which I shared in a separate article). Here is the full spread including my most used coloured pencils at the moment. The three Bruynzeel Design pencils that I had purchased the week before from Adamstown Art became favourites straight away!