Spring I mean. We have a really sunny day after days of mist, mirk and rain and the park is buzzing with all kinds of activity like tree surgery, dog walking, coffee taking at the cafe and the cawing of the resident crows up in their nests. At last it does feel like what has…
Some of the willow trees in the wildlife conservation area of Hotham Park have had a real hair cut. I was delighted to see this cat who seems to be a bit of a local character as I have spotted it before.
I joined the fortnightly Hotham Park Sketchers today. It was cold sitting under the trees and I certainly didn’t do this scene justice, took a photo to prove it, but at least I did something before escaping to the cafe for hot coffee. I used felt tips and pastel to create this glorious mess.
Part of a series ‘Into the canopy’, acrylic on box canvas 60×60 cm. I think its finished.
This 60x60cm work is the second in the series inspired by looking up into tree canopies though it still has a long way to go. I have done 4 sessions so far and here are the last three, I failed to record the first. I failed to record the first.
Had another session on this yesterday and realised it needs to be the other way up. Will have one more go at it then move on to the next in the series.
In the last post I shared some of my reference shot for a new set of paintings inspired by looking up into trees. These two photos are of atage one and two of a painting in progress called ‘Dapple’.
Always looking for fresh ways to depict the Park I started the first painting of 2018. Last year I decided to do a series of works inspired by looking up into the trees in the Park. I took a set of resource photos to use. Some of them are deliberatly out of focus but I…
Its been along time since I’ve been able to go to the Park or anywhere as we have kept ourselves away from people to avoid my husband getting an infection before a big lung operation. The operation is now over and very successful. Today I was able to join the sketchers in the Park. It…
‘Not another tree’ I can hear you say but this Yew is one I hadn’t noticed before and as the sketcher’s group meeting is only an hour I thought I had better get on with it. I don’t feel I have done this justice and will probably return to draw it again.