28 Jun 2017

Walking and Sketching.

Sketching and Walking.
The plan is:
1. Go for a long walk each week, (weather dependent), and stop for a quick sketch along the way.
2. Don't spend much more than 30 minutes doing the sketch.
3. Try not to do too much touching up at home, finish the whole thing while out.

So here's today's effort. A 35 minute sketch of the view at the end of Joll Street.

This is the result after a little touching up at home.

 The result after 35 minutes of sketching on site.

Mount Taranaki with Lake Ngangana, Joll Street, Waitara in the foreground.

20 Jun 2017

Walking and Sketching.

I decided today, (because it was such a nice day), that if I'm going out walking and the weather is good enough, I should carry my sketch gear on my back! That is what I did today. I walked 7.8km and stopped for a quick sketch of the Waitara River-mouth on the way.

Here is my sketch:

That was time well spent, plus I saw plenty of future sketching spots along the way.

17th June 2017. The View from Churchill Heights.

Saturday was a beautiful fine winter's day. Sun, not too hot and no wind. A perfect day for sketching. We went up Churchill Heights which has views of the city and the mountain. I planned to sketch the mountain, but it was under cloud, so I did the view out to the Port Taranaki and the Tasman Sea instead.

Here is my sketch:

12 Jun 2017

Ponsonby, Auckland and airports

We've had a couple of trips to Auckland lately. There wasn't really much time for sketching other than at the airport. One morning though, I decided to get up just before dawn to get another drawing in. The previous evening, I noticed this one building had a nice glow from the signs, lights and interior lighting that disappeared during the day.

7 Jun 2017

Colourize Project: Security Pipe

The marina off the breakwater at Port Taranaki has a weird gate that seems to be a large steel pipe with a door cut into it. Here's the colour version of a sketch from a few years ago.