Three sketches outside Stanhope New South Wales

It’s a cliche but when I arrived at the farm yesterday I did feel my shoulders relax.

I spotted several points to sketch on my walk this morning so I set about working pretty quickly.

Looking down the road to the mountains. Pen and ink and watercolour.
The skies were amazing so I tried a cloud study.
The two pages of my sketchbook.
Part way through my 3rd sketch, trying to block in big shapes with some wet into wet painting.
The finished sketch. The most accurate colour is the red triangle in the foreground, which is a dam covered in duckweed.

Quick, quick, slow

Like many sketchers I always carry a small sketchbook in my bag for sketching wherever I go. These days I frequently take a larger book as well, that is if I remember it. Today I forgot the larger book so I sketched in the smaller one instead. In the small book I found two other drawings which I haven’t previously posted so here are two quick drawings and a slow one to finish off.

Firstly a sketch captured while I was scoffing fish and chips down the coast several weeks ago. Most people sit on the back verandah of this fish shop, solely for the view. Fending off marauding seagulls may also be necessary.

The Clyde River bridge (the other one) at Bateman's Bay NSW, pen and ink, 16 March 2015

The Clyde River bridge (the other one) at Bateman’s Bay NSW, pen and ink, 16 March 2015

Yesterday I was sitting at the green waste re-cycling centre whiling away a few minutes while my partner tied a tarp over our load of soil. This is what I could see in front of me.

Red Hill from Corkhill Bros at the Mugga Lane tip, pen and ink, 30 March 2015

Red Hill from Corkhill Bros at the Mugga Lane tip, pen and ink, 30 March 2015

Finally I spent rather more time on this drawing of the pallets at the back of the fruit shop, Jabals Halal Market, at Mawson.

The back of Jabals Halal Market, Mawson ACT, pen and ink, 31 March 2015

The back of Jabals Halal Market, Mawson ACT, pen and ink, 31 March 2015