In the Maltings, there are many old architectures with graffiti. All the buildings had artistic magnetism that seduced us, sketchers. Each sketcher started drawing a favourite subject. I started this architecture in a bright sunshine. A roof was damaged very badly, which sent "charm" to artists. The company trademark "horse" was on the right side of the architecture, Tooth and Co. You can see some graffiti on walls in this sketch. Btw, it was cooler than Sydney in Mittagong. If you go, bring a jacket!
The dark inside of an architecture fascinated me most. Ghosts might come up?! Left machines, disowned rail ways and scattered chains etc were on the ground. A member teased at me, "You imagine lot!" Yes, te, he! I simplified tonal values and emphasised light. I depicted the light coming through the roof holes. Members liked it. Thanks!
Whoa, Sydney Sketch Club is so great that takes members to different lovely spots and discover beauty. I really appreciate the organise Jennifer's hard work. (*do you know, she has been organising everything by herself!!) If you like, come and join us. Already, our members are over 2,000 and increasing. http://www.meetup.com/art-494/
Friends, Happy Painting!
Our special guest was a photographer. He and us had a nice chat over photos and technical topics at lunch. Many of members are interested in photography as well as drawing. Oh, the organiser Jennifer said, "He got the Sadami treatment!" Thank you, Jennifer. Here we go! He said with a smile, "You do the same thing in drawing as we do in photography." I have to confess that I joined a camera club ages ago and gave it up because I could not take photos like I wanted. Drawing is much quicker and easier for me than a camera!
Now, animals and insects have taken over an abandoned place instead of people. We enjoyed to find little creatures whilst sketching -- cute ducks, singing frogs, beautiful butterflies, rabbits, kookaburras, grasshoppers and ... awww, too many mosquitoes in dark places!
We stayed Mittagong for a whole day long and hard to leave there. Mittagong was full of fun and artistic treasures and appeal. Lots more to draw! I'd like to visit there again.
This lovely couple gave me a lift, 1.5 hour drive to Mittagong and return. Most parts of highways are 110 km. Zooom, zooom! Our organiser Jennifer comments on my sketch, "You never a moment to waste!" Hahaha, thank you. Car pool is better than each person driving alone, regarding petrol/pollution/carbon footprint, etc. Besides, traveling with friends with the same mind strengthens a group bond. It was my first time to have a long chat with this new member. We've become friends. Nice!
Friends, Happy Painting!