Last weekend I went for a walk along the spine of Mt Alexander near Castlemaine. It is a favourite place of mine to walk. The mountain (of very modest proportions, it the flat plains of central Victoria a mountain does not have to be very high to get the name, only 774 m) it is set in amongst iron bark bush land and is studded with lovely grey granite boulders. You get lovely views on either side looking east and west as the mountain is very long and skinny.
It was a perfect autumn day clear, sunny and still, just perfect for a sketchy walk. My first drawing was of some lichen and moss on the exposed granite surface. I am having a bit of fascination with lichens at the moment and here was an opportunity to draw them in situ.
Walking a little way along I stopped at dog rocks, and chatted with some lovely people learning to abseil, then did another sketch of one of the many upstanding rocks in this group. I never did find the rock that was supposed to look like a dog, but I brought my own along anyway.
You may notice a few changes to my blog in the coming weeks as I am starting to change this site into a website and make changes to allow the purchase of my art through the site. I hope it all goes smoothly and I don’t mess up my blog. Fingers crossed and I hope for the best.