Still trying to catch you all up on what I have been doing, much more drawing than posting has been happening.
Morning cuppa Journal Page
Here are some more sketches that I have done. One of the Sketch Book Skools assignments was to draw your everyday things and my ritual in the morning when I get to work is to make a cup of herbal tea. (I usually drink coffee, but to limit my consumption and I have taken to lemon and ginger tea so I can sip it through the morning or until my mid-morning coffee.) As I coffee drinker I was always jealous of the gorgeous teapots and cups of the tea drinker, so when I started on the herbal teas at work I had to have a cute little pot and some gorgeous porcelain cups. It is the small things that make the working day civilized.
Retro Cups Journal Page Jul 14
So here is a qick drawing of my cup and pot and then another of a collection of 50s teacups of my mother. She has the best collection of tea cups.
Posted in 2014 Artwork, Journal
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Royal Arcade July 14 urban sketching Watercolour and Ink
I have started another online course called Sketch Book Skool which has been a lot of fun. So I have made a new sketch book for it. As part of the course you are encouraged to go out and sketch, so I met up with the Melbourne ‘Urban Sketches’ and we drew in one of the lovely Victorian Arcades in the centre of Melbourne. A really pleasant way to spend time. We met up, then everyone dispersed throughout the arcade and did a couple of hours of drawing then met up again to see what each other had done. Then off to lunch and a little more sketching.
Royal Arcade Melbourne
This was my first time sketching in the middle of town, but I found it to be really rewarding. I bought a little stool and set myself up in a corner of the arcade and went to work. Most people walk by with the quick glance, some stopped to chat and some children were fascinated. I enjoy talking to people about what I am doing and they were all very kind.
New Sketch Book 29.5 x 20cm 180gsm water colour paper
Circumstances have been against me and I haven’t had a chance to go drawing with the group again, but I plan to do so in the future. I have been doing more sketches and I will share these with you in coming posts.
Sketching in Royal Arcade, it was very cold that day.
Royal Arcade 2 July 14 urban sketching Water colour and Ink
This was a quick little sketch of a Babushka Shop in the arcade. Yes the whole shop is full of these little babushkas so I could not resist doing a quick 10 minute sketch of the window.
I would recommend Sketch Book Skool to others who would like some encouragement to start sketching, it is a nice mix of instruction, getting to see different sketchers and their styles and motivation to get out and sketch.
Posted in 2013 Artwork, Journal, What inspires me
Tagged art, journal, Melbourne, painting, Royal Arcade, Sketch Book Skool, sketching, Urban Sketchers Melbourne, Urban Sketches, watercolour