Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Touch of Dutch Cafe

Out and about getting chores done before the next day's expected 43C degree heat. A muffin and cup of tea was a nice addition to the morning at the Touch of Dutch cafe in Berwick (an outer suburb of Melbourne). 

The group at the table up and left just as I was going to sketch them.

#FaberCastellPittPen, #HandbookJournal 5.5"x5.5"

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Primary@Pioneer Cafe

Sketching while supposedly helping to mind the grandkids at the playground (errant grandmother!).

This is watercolour followed by my 40 degree Sailor Fude Pen again. I don't like the way the lines are always a bit too thick on the painted part even when it is dry but I might as well continue. 

This is the Primary@Pioneer Cafe in the suburb of Berwick. It's next to Pioneer Park and is housed in the former Old Berwick Primary School. The oldest parts of the building date back to 1876. It is also the headquarters of the Casey Cardinia branch of the National Heritage Trust. 

#Sailorfude pen, watercolour, #MoleskineWatercolourAlbum, 5x8” 

Monday, 7 January 2019

The Old Post Office, Berwick

First sketch for the year 2019! 

Afternoon shadows on the iconic Old Post Office, Berwick, Victoria. Built in 1885, it is considered architecturally significant as a superior example of a dual function building (combined post office and court house) with a secondary function (Postmaster's residence at the rear).

This was done from the little park that divides the High Street that runs through the shopping strip. A sunny afternoon but not too hot. 

Loose watercolour was done first followed by a 40 degree Sailor Fude pen. 

I was at first disappointed with the roughness and wonkiness of the drawing but am happy that it ended up looking a confident sketch. 

#Sailorfude pen, watercolour, #Strathmore400 series Watercolour Journal 7.75”x9.75”