Nov 10, 2012

Mangroves II




Another sketch from my ride: the sun was behind clouds (again!) but the composition and the dramatic angles of the trunks appealed to me.


Wetland Reeds




I rode my bike to our nearby wetland and did some 'en plein air' sketching. It was my first time riding alone, and was fun... freedom to stop as often as I wanted.



Nov 6, 2012

Wetland Challenge: the city's edge


This painting is a little different ...!

Sydney Harbour has many inlets, and they are all interesting and surprising. This area is the fish markets at Pyrmont, with concrete silos, busy bridges, and the city encroaching on the wet environment.

1m x 1m
Oil on canvas
nfs

Nov 3, 2012

Mangrove Sketching


This morning I ventured out to the bottom of my street, and sat a sketched the mangroves for 2 hours. It was low tide, and overcast. Not the most picturesque of scenery. But it was quiet, and fun. Here are my scribbles. (pastel, charcoal and oils)

Searching the Bay

Recherche Bay, Tasmania The second of my series based on the futile attempt of the French  d’Entrecasteaux expedition  to find m...