Another day and another beautiful historic town! This time it was Carcoar which I visited for a few hours back in 2021.
It has a very intact main street and timber bridge and therefore it’s often used in movies. In fact, while I was there I overheard a conversation about an upcoming filming project and all the logistics involved with it.
Back in 2021 the only cafe in town was open 7 days a week but unexpectedly closed the day I was there! But in 2023 this cafe is only open Thursdays – Sundays. (Limited opening times are quite common in these small country towns and so I had to plan my week accordingly!)
I got a takeaway Flat White on arrival and then sat at a picnic table sketching a tree as my warmup!
I moved to another table nearby with a great view of the courthouse and the main street but I got to this stage and then a campervan blocked my view. I had no idea how long it would stop there and I suddenly lost interest in this sketch/view. I knew from the current sun angle that the view would be very different if I returned in an hour or so.
Therefore I left the sketch incomplete and I’m happy with that as it tells a good story about this particular moment.
BTW the courthouse is another JimmyB!
Note: I’m trying to get more comfortable sketching while standing up. It’s certainly easier when using dry media!
This article is part of a recent Road Trip to some historic towns between Bathurst and Canowindra. See all the articles here.
Next up… my favourite town… Canowindra.