Despite rain, we got together and enjoyed sketching.
I also made some sketches yesterday before rain (lucky!).
OK, you and me, let's have a walk together in this huge Garden. Have a look of the map. Enlarge it, please. Get it? How big it is! For me, walking around is a very good job.
Opening: 7am to 6:30pm.A strategy, "How to Conquer the Garden" is essential. Otherwise, waste of time and you cannot go home?! (*no worries, in fact, so many rangers always patrol.) Let's walk around the left side of the map.
...and hopefully, I can over come my dislike of landscape during this adventure:).
Head to Government House and get to the end of the path to see Sydney Opera House.
From the Herb Garden to the Government House, there are beautiful greeny open fields full of biiiiiiig trees. How big? Good question! Trees are "monstrous" big or gigantic. Can you see a person under a tree? How small it is!Sculptures are here and there along path ways or on terraces--some are extraordinarily big and contemporary art. The below depicts "waves," according to Toni from the Garden Trust. Ooohhh! Waves!! ...sorry, in my eyes, it looked like a big warm. Of course, art is the thing to feel it, not understand it though ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. The left side, a white one is a huge sculpture made of white rocks and inside is hollow where bats' sweet home. *Please respect a bat. Toni says, "One bat eats thousands of mesquites,"!! Salute bats!
Still, we keep walking ahead. Now, left hand side, see "Government House." (*please see the first image and the map.) Hey, we have a castle in Sydney!! One more surprise is a freebie to see an inside. So, next time, I'll definitely see an inside and report you. Although a bit miserable to sketch it under a tiny umbrella in rain, it has paid off.Finally, we get to the end of the path, near the Queen Elizabeth II. Yey, "Opera House"! This egg-shells-like building is our cultural icon! Many people take a rest here and sit on green grasses.
From now on, I'll boast, "Hahahaha! I'm living in the GORGEOUS castle and the Opera House is in my backyard!" Yes, our legends are in the Garden.
In addition, the organizer Liz asks me to make the portrait of her mascott Borromini. Gulp?! I'll just do my best. Did you enjoy a walk with me? Next time, I'll try the middle section or the right section.Happy painting and have a wonderful week!!