Thursday, December 1, 2016

Colourize Project: Chaos Cafe

If I have the time I've started to add watercolour to sketches. Some of my older ones are getting the colour treatment too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Drawing in Brooklyn

Andrew and Jessie drawing in the Wellington suburb of Brookyln at last month's sketch crawl.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Brooklyn

The suburb on the hill just south of the CBD of Wellington was the site of our last SketchCrawl. Here's the house on the corner of Cleveland and Jefferson Streets. It appears to be built in the 1910s, after the electric tram was installed - it's not on this 1908 photo. Here is a present day photo from the same spot, the house is in the center of the shot.
Many of the streets are, for reasons I am unable to find, named after Presidents of the United States. Grover Cleveland was president from 1885-1889 and Thomas Jefferson from 1801-1809. Nearby, Harrison, Garfield, Lincoln, McKinley, Taft, Coolidge and Washington all lend their names to streets. Aside from the name of the suburb, another New York connection is the presence of another Central Park, which is neither as large nor as flat as Central Park, New York. From 1942-1944 Central Park, Wellington was home to US troops.

Around the corner on Ohiro Road I drew this double bay villa, which is probably built in the 1900s. My sister used to live in the flat across the road and, having spotted this villa from her window, I have wanted to draw it for a couple of years.
It was a great SketchCrawl on a beautiful day. I'm looking forward to the next one this weekend.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pizza for the people

Pizza for the People at Lyttel Punga Picture Club (now Arbour Woodfired Pizza).
We took the toppings, they provided the home made base, we added $5 each to the box. Eva loved to do her own pizza and I loved all the interesting people and objects available to sketch.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Rotorua mountain biking

My mountain bike gang hire a house in Rotorua once a year. This sketch was in the morning before our ride - anticipation was in the air and the day pregnant with potential. With a list of some new tracks we rode.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Urenui V8

The Fire Service were celebrating their 150th Anniversary on The Landing outside Puke Ariki - this handsomely restored Urenui fire engine was one of my favourites.