Day 5 was devoted to exploring the autumn colours of Mayfield Garden which is a little north of Oberon, so that is where we stayed the night before. We didn’t see much of it other than the main street and a visit to a ‘farm cafe’.
My first cooked breakfast of the trip was very nice.
While eating my eggs and bacon I noticed this very cool Art Deco building opposite. I included a simple line drawing of it on my page later that day (from a photo).
Note: I rarely sketch from photos when I travel. If I don’t sketch it at the time I won’t do a full-blown ink and wash sketch but on occasions I will do a simple line drawing like this one.
But just so you don’t forget that we are in Australia, there was this sign about a snake when we walked in.
A much photographed view is the stone bridge.
Here we are sketching… I think this is the first photo taken of me this trip!
I struggled a bit with my sketches on this day because of the paper. My first sketch was a mess (didn’t create the wet-in-wet effects I wanted) so I covered it up later. (another thing that I rarely do). I also prefer to use the rough side of the paper so I ripped out the last page in the book allowing me to test smooth vs rough at the same time.
And here are my sketches – so colourful! I don’t think that I have even used so much yellow and red pigments in a day!!!
Once again the weather was gorgeous (cool but the sun was warm) and we had a lovely day. There is no doubt that we saw a lot of different things in this first week.
After leaving the garden, we stopped at O’Connell Cafe again (nice to be greeted by the staff!) and then headed to Bathurst!