With the start of 2016, I thought I’d look back at 2015 by selecting a drawing a month to represent my year. So here goes:
Australia Day: A bleak day to be out on the harbour celebrating our national day – but to be on a vintage steam tugboat was very special, and seeing the celebrations from the water was almost as exciting. I like this sketch partly for the memory, but mostly for the water blotches that remind me of the rain falling as I tried to paint.
On another business trip, catching up with the wonderful San Diego Urban Sketchers at Rancho Bernardo Winery. Thank you for your ongoing camaraderie and friendship Lydia, Dominique, Rachel …
And on again to Paris and the equally wonderful Paris Urban Sketchers. Kim organised a people sketching lesson in the Passage des Panoramas.
A late night performance by our friend, the wonderful Tony Dwyer, and his band.
Marooned in Japan on a business mission, but finally got a weekend to sketch around the Imperial Palace.
In the midst of a very stressful period of work – a wonderfully peaceful escape to the desert at Uluru.
Ah – a fabulous week in Singapore for the Urban Sketchers Annual Symposium!
The opening of the wonderful new Headland Park on harbour foreshore just west of the city.
A trip up the mid north coast – sad because it was for my uncle’s funeral, but many great memories and a rare chance to catch up with the extended family. Here, a watercolour of factory buildings in Taree.
One of the series of Australian Chamber Orchestra concerts we have so enjoyed in 2015.
The impressive Newtown Festival. 90,000 people visiting this suburban park. Music, food, art – and a great opportunity to buy loud shirts!
The year would not be complete without the Sydney Urban Sketchers. This is from the December meeting in Martin Place.
to our friends Shady and Rose at our wonderful local bakery. The Pioik bakery has been my most regular sketching spot all year, and Shady and Rose so welcoming (not to mention the fantastic food and bread!).
So, thanks to all of our friends and family for a wonderful 2015 – and very best wishes for 2016!