Hobart – in minimal colours Day 1

The trip to Hobart was successful in many ways especially as an experiement for me to sketch solidly for at least 7- 8 hours a day!  Even though the weather was warm, cold, windy, rainy, sleety, sunny and other descriptive nouns….. I was prepared (maybe not for the dust in my eyes), long johns, sunnies, hat and of course ready to do arty stuff.

 

We met our travelling companions at the airport so I didnt start sketching until on the plane.hhobart flight to.jpeg

Jetstar colours are mainly orange! and I dint draw the kids staring at me until the end beacuse they didnt look at me until I nearly finished our 1 hour flight. It was a good test of my new art jacket (see below). Which I took off for  security and put back on once thru, but as usual I was bomb/drug swiped. (I didn’t get tested in Hobart on the way home MIRACLE! I always get tested!)

We arrived at Hobart after a couple of delays, and then we walked to get the travelling out of our system. The sun was shining and it was quite warm so T wanted to lay down in the sun. This is always good for my sketching!

I took in the view, thought about Liz Steels classes and wham there it was. A collection of buildings of the Old Customs House Now Customs house Hotel, Hobart customs house hotelfrom Salamanca market.jpeg

The customs house is a combination of different buildings., which was challegning as it is also on a hill so windows didnt line up and were of different sorts.

I still have shade to add, cast shadows and then a bit of colour.

I used  non permanaent ink pen, I love the feel of it and that I can smudge it with a damp finger quickly after sketching. What I don’t like about it is the smudging when I add colour.

I am going to curve this one to the left and include the Supreme court building and the lovely flowers in the foreground, but maybe not the “smoking” couple behind us!

After a couple of moves to follow the sun,it was off to the shops to get breakfast supplies etc.

 

The trip was good test of my new jacket from my son for my birthday and successful addition to my apparatus!

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I don’t have to carry my handbag anymore!

Even a large compartment at the back for my larger sketchpad!

Day 2 to come…….

2 comments

  1. Cool vest, just got a fly fisherman vest to use the same way, I’m having fun finding out what I can pack in which pockets. Mine has a velcro patch area that I’m thinking about putting a velcro dot on my brushes and sticking them there, I hate dropping wet brushes on the ground.

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