I had been thinking about doing this for a while but something always came up to prevent it. However this week in the Group Run-through of Watercolour On Location we’re looking at the benefits of doing a number of sketches in one sketching session. So it was the perfect time to commit to a serious outing. I had planned a loose itinerary for a full day exploring The Rocks area but mid-week I was invited to my nephew’s 7th birthday celebration. So I condensed my plan into 4 hours! It would have been better for my sketching if I’d had a full day but this was a good start.
It was a gorgeous spring day and it was so special to be revisiting some of my favourite places in Sydney. I also stopped in at my favourite tearoom – The Tea Cosy – which has generously spaced outdoor tables.
Next I walked to the Art Gallery and started to sketch it… but I needed some caffeine. So after drawing the portico, I went and got my coffee and then came back to add paint. I then walked through the gardens doing a quick sketch in the succulent garden.
It’s called Memory is Creation without End by Kimio Tsuchiya and this is the description:“This spiral of sandstone blocks embedded into the Tarpeian Way consists of relics from demolished buildings and structures such as the Pyrmont Bridge. Each piece of stone, carved by stone-masons long ago, now darkened with age, testifies to their lost function and to the loss of those old buildings in the collective memory.”
It was such a great day and I’ll be sharing more about it during tomorrow’s livestream (for those of you doing Watercolour On Location at the moment!)