Well it was a beautiful day in Sydney, and we all felt a little like rather posh tourists taking in our High Tea at the Park Hyatt.
Both Christy and I ( being Vivianne )were there so you got two tutors for the price of one!
With a stunning view of the harbour and The Rocks, we all took our seats at a long marble table. Smartly dressed and very polite staff brought out beautifully shaped plate stands filled with colourful and drool worthy goodies…and drool we did.
The restraint shown by the group was quite remarkable and all was very quiet for some time…then, breaking the silence, a voice piped up: “is anyone drawing this, cos I REALLY want to eat it!”
The silverware proved another exercise in REALLY seeing what is there, so many reflections and we don’t have silver pencils or paint! We simplified a little using a mix of colour to create a lavender base, with a light warm earth tone dotted in places for reflections.
Sandwiches, roulades, scones with bowls of jam and cream, macarons, banana cakes, tartlets, teas, coffees and all our sketchbooks and water jars filled the tables. We could see the advantages of having such a neat and compact travel kit.
Christy and I also showed some serious restraint…eyeing out those cakes (and not only for their visual representation!) but focusing on the teaching rather than the eating…Boy did they taste good when we had them at the end of the day, thanks to all!
Now, what was the most fun ladies, the sketching or the eating? Actually, don’t answer that…the food WAS really good…
©Vivianne Hazenveld for ErinHill 2013 Photography above by Christy Powell