Friday, 17 March 2017

Cement Works, Glebe

                                  

This busy cement works is in Glebe, very close to the city and on the water across from the fish markets.  Glebe used to have much more industry but now it has been gentrified and is mostly residential.  Cement is in great demand with all the development going on everywhere and this place is humming with activity.
I love to see this type of urban landscape. This was sketched in a rare sunny moment (it seems to have been raining non stop for weeks).

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Week five at the pub

   
       

I used a double size (A3) size paper on Monday night to sketch the band. The hotel had removed the billiard table so we could get in closer. Great night!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Week three and four at the pub



                               

Week three at the pub.  Anne started singing this week.


                                   

This is the fourth week at the Lewisham Hotel sketching Mortal Blows Big Band. There are more band members but I couldn't fit them in.  Too much fun!

Friday, 24 February 2017

A couple more FireStations

      

This firestation is in Mascot, a suburb near the airport. The red facade and signage make it a very nice example. 

       
This firestation is in Burwood and is over a hundred years old. It was built in the orchard of
of  the house behind. An addition was built on the front which does cause it to look modern. I like the old fashioned sign on the side.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Beach at Bundeena

         

This is a little beach in the old fishing village of Bundeena.  This charming village is accessed either by driving about half an hour through the national park or by ferry from the mainland at Cronulla.
It was a cooler day on Synday and the water was cool. Great day for a relaxing sketch.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Second night sketching jazz band

                                  

We went back to sketch and enjoy the music of the jazz band, Mortal Blow Big Band at the Lewisham hotel on Monday night. Another great night, music was fantastic.
The piano player bought last week's painting which was lovely.  Below is Riichard who leads the band.

                             

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Jazz Band

   
     

A friend and I heard about this jazz band which practices on Monday night at the Lewisham Hotel. On a very, very hot day after work I met Diane to sketch and enjoy the band practice.  The music was fantastic and it was so much fun drawing.  Loved it!