South Coast Trip

October 29, 2020 | Leave your thoughts

For the second week of my break I headed to the South Coast (based at Culburra Beach) with my parents.

We don’t know the South Coast very well so we did a fair bit of exploring. It was a bit of a novelty for me to be travelling with other people – normally I’m on my own or with other sketchers – so I decided not to do a lot of sketching. It was great to spend time with my mum and dad and really slow my pace!

This week I was exploring dry brush and found a small travel filbert in my kit so I started playing with that. I found that it was easier to create dry brush results with it than my normal 1/2 inch dagger.

Penguin Head – Watercolour Pencil with watercolour over the top. This was very rushed as I was standing up at a lookout and worried that I would drop something and lose it forever!

Wollumboola Lake and a quick line drawing of Crookhaven Heads on the walk to the lighthouse.

Culburra Beach with lots of green rocks (moss or seaweed)

 A quick sketch of the beautiful Murrays Beach on Jervis Bay.

Another sketch of Penguin Head – this time I added some quick cross hatching to record the shadows and then added watercolour later. I used to paint over cross-hatched drawings a lot when I first started, so it was fun to do it again.

Final sketch for the trip at Abrahams Bosom Beach.

Ah! it was so great to get out of Sydney for a few weeks. It’s nearly 12 months since I was away so the break was really needed!

And it was really fun to sketch some beach sketches again.


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