Saturday, 13 January 2018

From a Backdoor in Croydon

Here's the first couple of sketches for 2018! They were done from the back door of a house I was staying at in Croydon, NSW, Australia.

On the second morning I watched the neighbour next door feed wild birds in his backyard. Cockatoos and Lorikeets perched on his clothes hoist and helped themselves from a feeder he put out. What fun!

Here's another sketch looking the other way.

That's the Holy Innocents' Parish which also has a primary school. 

Marker pen, watercolour, #MoleskineWatercolourAlbum, 5x8” 

Friday, 12 January 2018

Sub-urban Sketching

You could say I like capturing the mundane. Here's a sketch looking down our street in Casey County. 

The weekly garbage collection for us is early Monday morning and everyone puts their wheelie bins (tall bins with wheels) out by the pavement the night before. Bins for garden waste and another for recycling are collected fortnightly. This red bin is the one for garden waste. 

Here's another sketch looking across my street. Agapanthus is a very popular plant with flowers in blue and white.

#LamyPen, #DeArtramentis Document Brown Ink, watercolour, #MoleskineWatercolourAlbum, 5x8”