Some Byron Bay moments

Guitarist and Bongo player in markets
Market Music

A recent photographic job in Byron Bay inspired the sketch book to come out and play… at home where we were staying and at the markets. Gravitating to the music groove of Tim Stokes I sat in the light rain and sketched the guys punching out the tunes. Of course these guys are not drawn to scale. Maybe I was just ‘closer to the beat’.

Still life
A nice little corner caught my eye.

If you really want to stay in a cool place in Byron try the relaxing Barbara’s Guest House in Burns Rd. Just over the track from ‘The Rails’ it is a short walk to everything.

TreeHouse Cafe Ulladulla

Pen and wash of a cafe interior
and it is like someone's loungeroom ... click to enlarge

This place oozes chill!

Located in the middle of Ulladulla’s ‘cbd’ this place is the brain child of Emily Flowers and is the best coffee in Ulladulla undisputed. I enjoyed doing this over a coffee because the place lends itself to a concentrated moment of sketching. Wanting to do a Payne’s Grey wash for some time  I combined it with the fountain pen with non waterproof French ink … the ink lines wash when wet.

This took 1/2 hour to sketch in pen then another 1/2 hour to wash (tone).

Ulladulla is on the south coast of NSW,Australia about 3 hours south of Sydney

Waiting Waiting by Tim Mooney

pen and wash of cars in the street

For Zita.

After a funeral then a wake, I was too early for the opening of Simon Fieldhouse’s art show in Liverpool St so I sat down and did a ‘finger in splint’ sketch with that pen. Some clown drove past and yelled at me suggesting I stop sketching. I showed him my splinted finger. The ink is not waterproof so the wash runs have to be calculated …. or not.