Day 2 I met Hobart urban Sketcher Patricia Hopwood-wade in Battery Point,; its an URBAN Skethcers paradise! Nokidding, for a Melbourne boy there were many buildings from the the 1840s on…. I could sketch here for a LONG time. (See Patricias fabulous art here but come back!)
Tricia took me to a building that she was intereseted in, she is also completing Liz Steels classes so I was happy to follow her lead. And to get out of the cold wind blowing.
We set up and we chatted like old school friends, which made it a fantastic experience. I look forward to hosting her on the mainland sometime. Part of the Urban sketching group is sharing our knowledge and getting over the challenge of sketching alone outside when you first start up. We both cracked on, and I learnt a lot about her art and processes, which was very generous of her to share. It’s amazing we got any sketching done. we went off for a coffee, I had two I needed to warm up.
We returned to our spot. A couple of people asked what we were doing and were kind enough to say they liked what we were doing.
The curves of the balcony were challenging. The ironwork too. When you sit and sketch you really pick up some details or I am alittle finicky? , the wire to stop birds getting in up under the round roof, the bathroom window above the lower floor door. the curving bay window plaster, yeah thanks architect for that! And again its on a hill. I forgot how hilly Hobart is, my calves did too!
A lesson for newbies! Go to the toilet when you go for coffee. another hour later and Tricia said goodbye, I must have walked quite strangely whilst I walked back to the cafe to use the facilities, (DESPARATELY).
I went into the cafe and was fortunate enough to get a window table looking at the Fusiliers house. Whilst eating my scallop pie and and drinking coffee and juice (watermelon and orange???) I sketched and coloured this one
There was an old labradour sitting at the front door. She was a little naughty, getting up to visit passing dogs, for a frienly sniff and then back to her spot. The owner told me her name was Olive 13y’o and starting to wander a little further than she should!
After lunch I wandered around and with the occasional rain spot I sought protection for my mnext adventure, (after taking photos of other buildings in Battery point!)
I sat outside the treasury building and got so much grit in my eyes from the wind! but that was Ok I was capturing a coulpe of old buildings in Elizabeth St and chatting to the passing bus passengers. It was starting to rain so left it at this. Quite happy with my days work and walking!
Day one over, Day 2 to come……