On Saturday I made it out to the monthly meet of Urban Sketchers Sydney for my third day in a row of on-location sketching. At the moment here in NSW we are allowed a maximum of 50 people at outdoor gatherings so we had two separate groups at different locations around Circular Quay (I was in Group 2). It was great to see people again and I managed to get a lot of sketching done. I also did some sketching after the meet, in the afternoon!
Those of you who have done my Watercolour On Location course will know all about the special things that happen when you spend an extended period of time sketching, when you do one or two more sketches than you would normally do. So I was really happy to have this chance!
I didn’t finish all of my sketches – I had intended to complete them (more detail and/or darks) but in the end, decided to leave them as they are so that they are a record of what I actually got done at the time. I’m searching for something different at the moment so this collection, which is an eclectic bunch, is a little experimental at times.
A very quick continuous line sketch while waiting for the ferry.
A warmup watercolour sketch – alternating between line and colour – while having my coffee in a quiet corner of The Rocks.
A subdued sketch (out of character!) of Cadman Cottage…
… followed by a crazy one!
Skyline including the new building which is very interesting!
Afternoon with Chris Haldane: An enormous Moreton Bay Fig tree in the Government House garden.
An incomplete sketch of Government House (not the best view or lighting).
Sketching on the ferry on the way home.
What a great day!