Some Early Colonial Architecture of Sydney and more....

August 26, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

Had high hopes a of big sketching morning/day today…but after 2hours (one of which was in a cafe) I packed up and went home. Strange…my ‘energy pills’ just didn’t do their normal thing today!!
110825 AD02_02 Hyde Park Barracks (cafe)

Perspective is such hard work… really need to have a cup of tea and a good scone(or two) at the same time.
Hyde Park Barracks by Francis Greenway

110825 AD02_03 St James
110825 AD02_04 St James detail

St James Church by Francis Greenway – the oldest church building in City of Sydney

110825 AD02_06 Last sun in the garden
Then I came home, sat in the sun and had an afternoon nap!

110825 AD02_05 Wrist art
trying to work out if I can wear my new bangle when out sketching… I didn’t wipe my brush on it once. BTW for those that don’t know I use the black wristband to wipe my brush while sketching.

I am enjoying adding my collage to my sketchbook… it means that I know have a place to put cards etc… it is just keeping up with it all. Got to do a page from my parcel from Ea now!

And finally this evening…
110825 AD02_07 Schmincke Set No1

As some of you have already seen I bought TWO new paint tins when I was in London!! So this afternoon/evening I finally got a moment to have a look at what paint was in the sets and how to put together a set to trial them. I primarly bought both sets because the price of the set with paint was cheaper than an empty tin would be in Australia and I love the schmincke tins.
After making a deciosn of the colours to start using (I am sure it will change) I had to do a trial sketch…a cup of tea and some architecture of course (this timeRegency style in honour of Francis Greenway who designed St James and is considered the first Australian archtiect)

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