What a tangled web…

In Sketchers group at Hotham Park today I sat to draw a very complicated old tree root. Perhaps foolhardy as we only have an hour. The work looked rather undefined until I added some dark pen lines when I got home. I always think roots like this  look alive and always remind me of Graham…

Justice not done!

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.

Last Sketch of the year.

I met with the sketcher’s group today, it was COLD but here is the result. 2017 has been a very unproductive  year artistically for various reasons which I won’t bore you with but I’m ready to roll for 2018. As I have given away or sold quite a lot of my paintings I need to…

Park art

Yesterday I tried to sketch a very complicated Hazel tree during the Park Sketchers meeting. I must say I didn’t make things easy for myself. The colours were wonderful with mustard and green showing up when the sun came out. I’ll post a photo I took after. The other is a quick demonstration work for my…

Winter Sketching

There was a bitter biting wind wind when I arrived in Hotham park for our fortnightly sketching group. We normally sketch outside for an hour then into the cafe for coffee and share but today the three of us migrated to the warm cafe to sketch from the windows there. I did manage one sketch…

Getting ready for the show

Went to the park yesterday to dicuss preparations for my one night exhibition to be held on Monday October 24 from 6.30. I arrived about half an hour early for the meeting in the cafe so wandered into the Mediterranean garden to do this quick sketch of the ravishing autumn colours which were so intense…