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…

Sketching again…

Make sketch while the sun shines! So I headed to the Park for a meeting  in the cafe  but took my trusty pencils and book along to use after. Very hot, but thats not a complaint, I love it. I’m not sure the Park does though as eveything is looking a bit tired and in…

Meanwhile, back in the studio…

I thought I might try my hand at making a digital print from one of my drawings done in the park and spent a good few hours producing this. Hmmm! The scan also highlights our need to get a new printer which is producing a nasty line down the image.

Sketching in the rain

In conjunction with Cloudhopper Gallery I have arranged a series of sketching classes  to be held in Hotham Park in June and July. Today was the first one and in typical contrariness it rained. We were to meet at the Bandstand where we could be dry but all bar one man stayed away so he enjoyed…

Old trees

Many of the trees in Hotham  park are quite old and this one has obviously been a des-res for a woodpecker at some point in its history.