Today the Canberra Sketcher’s Group braved the massed tulips, not to mention the crowds, for our October sketch outing. It took awhile for us to collect ourselves as the parking was problematic, but eight of us did manage to meet up and get to work.
Several of us chose to work from highest part of the display area. We had plenty of interaction with people coming to see what we were doing.
The view across the display beds to the Ferris wheel was popular.
But getting in all those people and plants was definitely a challenge.
Other’s chose to focus on smaller scenes,
and traders stalls.
Of course ther’es always room for that ice cream.
In the end we were grateful to sit down and enjoy our picnic lunch, while comparing notes and catching up on what people had been drawing in the previous month.
I thought we might have had time to sketch some of the tasty treats that people brought along to share for lunch, but they all disappeared before anyone could even get their books out!
We will continue the floral theme with our November outing which will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 1 November, at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will meet on the lawns in front of the cafe. Hope to see you then!
Like the way you tried to ‘fit them all in’! Colourful and festive paintings!
Thanks. They were fun. Thank heavens I remembered MarcTaro Holmes comment to draw a crowd like a mountain range and then just pick out a few details.
‘Mountain range’? What a useful tip. I’ve enrolled in his little sketching people video series but haven’t started watching yet.
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