This morning was bright so I went to the park to sketch again. I took a lot of photos of autumn leaves and then setteled down to do this. I never seem to have quite the right colours in my box but its quite good to be forced to improvise .
A few days ago this tree was awash with golden yellow leaves but the recent winds have stripped all but a few off leaving it looking stark among the surrounding shrubs.
Autumn brings such a glorious untidy tangle to the garden and Hotham Park rose garden is a colourful mess of remnants of summer glory. Fortified with excellant coffee and muffin from the lovely new cafe I sat for a happy hour trying to catch this with pastels. The result ? Well it does help if…
Today the forecast was sun all day so what better than spending another few hours in Hotham Park sketching. I’m going with pastels at the moment as I like the instant colour and the challenge of using a limited number of colours.
I’ve already posted on this blog today but thought I would share the sketch I managed to do before the sun went in. Not a great work of art, but having done this I will remember it better.
This morning I took my pastels to Hotham Park to sketch before the vibrant autumn colours all get blown away. I found workmen clearing leaves into huge plies and resisted the temptation to revert to childhood and run through them shouting though I did see three dogs doing just that.
Today I decided to visit the park before all the autumn colours are gone. I am never disappointed as there is always something to delight the eye. The Mediterranean garden is filled with colour and texture
The rose garden in Hotham Park is at its best in June but here summer is having its last hurrah even if its already Autumn. Something to remember in the long winter months to come. …
Yesterday I went into the park to meet someone and with the intention of doing some drawing but as I forget to take my pencils, ( senior moment). I had to content myself with looking and snapping. I took a fresh shot of the teasels I showed in the last post. I had a lovely ciabatta…
Whilst going through the many photos I took during my year as artist for Hotham Park I came across this one.