Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Botanic Gardens Sketchabout - Boy Extracting Thorn Statue

A couple of recent sketches from the last few weeks.
Calla Lilies & Statue of Boy Extracting Thorn

Sketching Statue of Boy Extracting Thorn

Great weather last Saturday, which unfortunately has been a rarity during the sketchabout. As I sit posting this I am getting ready for the last sketchabout and it is bucketing rain. Well I shouldn't be concerned, it didn't worry Turner who went out in all conditions including strapping himself to a ship mast in a storm. A downpour is a doddle by comparison -well maybe.

Anyway it has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience.
More sketches of the gardens are on the
Royal Botanical Gardens Sketchabout Blog
Thirty sketches will be chosen, framed  and hung as part of the Paginated Garden Exhibition from Fri 29 April to Sun 1 May 2011 in Rathborne Lodge, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.  Hope to see you there


Monday, April 4, 2011

Sketchabout in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

I have been participating  in a sketchabout in the gardens which is being held over a 6 week period. This week is week four. More information on the garden's blog  where you can also see the work of the artists who are participating.

Here are a few sketches from the last few weeks in the gardens

Lotus Pond  
This work was "Highly Commended" in the Paginated Garden Exhibition

Fig Tree on Sydney Harbour

Maiden Theatre

Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

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