A small gathering of people (most unknown to me) gathered to finalise informally the end of Artfest. Not sure who these people are buy they were all very relaxed:
Got very involved in Artfest this weekend. Painting, music, eating. All happening. No surf.
On Saturday the Escalators played cool jazz and the Commercial Hotel and then again Sunday at Cupitts Winery.
Fun to Sketch with Christopher Mooney,
My nephew finished a Nowra bike race yesterday and came down to Molly to camp the night. We went into Ulladulla Harbour this morning early and did some sketching in the brisk breeze.
Chris’s sketch is on top. Good work Chris.
I did a solo trip to Cockatoo Island on Saturday. Staying with my son Ben and his wife Phoebe at Neutral Bay the wharf is not too far away. I was on a mission having immersed myself in a new book on drawing. New method, new thinking, love it.
So the plan was to be nonstop drawing … from the time I got on the first ferry till arrival back at Neutral Bay.
Materials were kept simple … one 5B .7mm Avery fat tech pencil on Moleskin with sort of yellowing pages … not sure what they call it.
After completing a little session at the Slipway area (North West) I went up to the top level, sat on an old stone wall and proceed to strip off layer after layer of clothing as the weather was clear and warm … and sketched some more:
You’ll notice some heavier lines … this is all part of the method, the envelope.
More on that tomorrow
I had to do a WHS course today and it was very interesting. In the first few minutes I sketched the teacher. It looks a little like him!]]>
A perfect day in Sydney so why not watch the chess in Hyde Park … just behind St James station. A very colourful opponent went down to a strong ‘baltic’ tourist. Good game. Good crowd.
It takes a while sketching in public to get in the zone … once there everything else is miles away. Zen zone.]]>
I like a clean desk top but I prefer a bit of mess. That way I can find things I was going to play with before.]]>
With no idea what to sketch today I suddenly realised that someone was sitting still whilst reading. Totally committed to loosening up I thought I could keep the pen flying around and gradually work towards an image (I’d just been reading a Brett Whiteley book). But once again here’s a ‘tight’ result. Although it looks only a little like the subject the result was somewhat pleasing. The subject was pleased too because it was getting too hot holding the pose. Tough for a speed reader.]]>
Warm day here and first fish of the season arriving today … they like worms. Flathead.
Which has got nothing to do with this Blue chair … That Blue Chair actually. So I went back down to the beach and caught the natives next to That chair … Good surf too with stiff NE breeze. Go the cricket.]]>
Cold day here. Southerly and ugg boots on … mid summer. Weird. So I sat inside and drew thru the glass. Muddy colours and it is a muddy day.]]>