Sunday, October 28, 2012

Looking at the Brisbane City Library from across the river at the Qld Art Gallery

Brisbane Naval Offices Building in Edward Street.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

37th Worldwide SketchCrawl Brisbane Australia

SketchCrawl” – is a World Wide event:- People from different corners of the world join in a day of sketching and journaling and then, thanks to the Internet, having everyone share the results on an online forum.

Today, I participated in the 37th WW SketchCrawl in Brisbane Australia, and had a ball..

This is the group at the Coffee Club

Smellie and Co Edward Street 1895 AD
One of Brisbane's oldest buildings is the Smellie & Co building at the bottom of Edward St.  It dates back to the 1860s, when the RR Smellie & Co foundry was established in Alice St. A burgeoning Brisbane ensured that the firm grew, and by 1882, it had become Smellie & Co, a hardware and machinery retailer..

The Chapel, St Stephens Cathedral 1864.
St Stephens Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Church in Queensland.  It was built between 1864 and 1922

Moreton Bay fig in Brisbane Botanic Gardens
The Moreton Bay Fig is a rainforest tree, and in that habitat it can be a 'strangler fig' - with it's seed setting high in the canopy and it's roots reaching right down to the ground, eventually growing to a stage that strangle it's host and stands alone. It can grow to 50m with wide buttressed roots.

Streets Beach South Bank
Australia's only beach in the middle of a city.  Construction commenced in February 1991 and was complete by June 1992

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Brisbane Australia...

A very quick sketch, while I was waiting for my lunch to be served at the Perks Deli & Cafe at Garden City.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sketching at Streets Beach Southbank Brisbane Australia

I took my beautiful granddaughter Elise to Southbank for the day.  We had a lot of fun, exploring, riding the Brisbane Wheel, and playing on Streets Beach.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sketching at Riverside Brisbane

Fellow Sketch Crawler Alissa Duke, is up from Sydney for work, and we have been meeting at the Riverside Centre during her lunch hour.  It has been fun, catching up, and sketching together..

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sketching at the Home Fest 2012 Brisbane Australia

The group I belong to Drink and Draw had tables under the trees at the Home Fest today.  I went along for 3 or so hours and sketched.

This one, I sketched from a photo on my smart phone.  The rest were done on site.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sketching at the Art Gallery Qld

Today, I went to the Art Gallery to see the Prado Exhibition.  Before going into the gallery, I sat by the Boardwalk on the river front and sketched the Brisbane City Library on the opposite bank.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sketching at Shopping Centre

I went down to my local shopping centre yesterday, and sat quietly in Crikko's Cafe sketching folks in the cafe, and walking by.  I even found a likely victim, in the hairdressers too :-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dinner at the Hamilton Hotel with my bushwalking group.

I was a couple of hours early, seeing as I had to rely on someone to give me a ride to the River Ferry, so I spent the waiting time with quick sketches.

Sketching with a group.

I joined a new group recently, Drink and Draw.  We met at the Ship Inn Southbank last friday night for a drink, sketch and a chat.  It was a lovely evening, with a great group of people.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dreamworld Qld Australia

I spent the day at Dreamworld with my family today, and managed to draw one sketch while they were off on a ride. :-)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Qld Art Gallery Exhibit; Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 | Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

This afternoon, I went along to the Qld Art Gallery to see the above exhibit.  It was amazing.  I spent 4 hours wandering through the exhibit, exaniming the artworks.  One of my all favourite of Degas' work,  Dancer sitting, leaning forward, she massages her left foot) 1881–83  was there, so I sketched it!  Oh joy.
The exhibition is well worth seeing, and I hope it comes to your town.. It celebrates the changing roles of women during the Belle Époque as depicted by leading artists of the time such as Edgar Degas, Pierre—Auguste Renoir, Edouard Vuillard, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Berthe Morisot and Jean François Millet. These artists increasingly abandoned idealised representations of the female figure, and turned to women from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds, depicting them in their family lives and domestic activities, as well as in the public realm as spectators, performers and workers. Through these fascinating drawings, we see French society undergoing radical transformation. 

While I was waiting for my ride to come pick me up at 5.00pm, I sat at the Qld State Library Cafe, and listened to a three piece band playing.  I still had my sketchbook in my hand.

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