THURSDAY FEB 28 ’13
Sea shells are such glorious creations. When you study the fine details you can’t help but be amazed at their designs and shapes.
We tried one sketch using just watercolour pencils, and a touch of waterbrush.
Then for a second one, line and water-colour with a bit of white chinagraph pencil scribbled in first. Fun.
On the walkway to Fairy Bower, there’s a great spot where you can get closer to the surfers, at least to see their shiny black shapes.
Others chose a good composition across big rocks to Shelley Beach beyond.
Then a very brightly coloured red sail came into view, so that meant a yacht to sketch, with a red dinghy in tow.
Bower Restaurant meant lunch (seafood was popular) and colouring. Always a pleasure to see our collection of the day’s work.
Some very cheerful sketches today.
Again we tried water-colour pencil only with some colour popping with the waterbrush.
Line and white chinagraph was also huge fun. Particularly good for patterns waves and surf.
Lots of that today.
We decided it was too wet to sketch anywhere on the walkway, so it was straight to Bower restaurant and window side tables.
The red sailed yacht was still there, so that became a focus for several sketches. The rain continued and waves crashed against the sea wall.
When you see the sketches above, it’s a credit to everyone that they managed by looking out the window, through the raindrops, to sketch some delightfully sunny sketches.
Barb did a lovely one of Leonie and Margaret sketching at their table with the view through the window.
Atsuko managed to produce a huge smashing wave effect with white chinagraph.
Everyone captured the bright mood of the day despite the rain.
Great work everyone.
SATURDAY MARCH 2 ’13
Rain again. Oh good it’s clearing. Oh no it’s pouring. We’ll stick to plan A anyway.
The seashell’s were a lovely subject to try the coloured pencil only sketch, and then a chinagraph white pencil before watercolour one.
Everyone so enjoyed their results, as you can see above, and two of those are by new sketchers.
Not much rain on our slightly longer walk than usual. In fact we even got to do a surfy sketch from the pathway.
Just as it began raining we decided to head for Bower restaurant and settle in for lunch and complete our work.
The red sailed boat was still there. And the rain came down. Nice to be inside looking out.
So interesting seeing what people choose as their subject. You’ll see Marita’s of the table decorations – that’s a little bit of me beyond, and Therese sketched her oysters before they disappeared.
Ann, Johanna and Young completed their fun surfies sketches.
Such lovely memories of another enjoyable day.
The seashells were purchased at Sabbia, a gorgeous gift store next door to Bower Restaurant.