Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Australian Sketches

Australian Sketches


Australian Sketches


Over the past few months I've been sketching as much of the essence of Australia as I can. 


Australian Sketches

A couple of my sketches, like the Bush Telegraph (above) and The Drover (below) were done from photo reference rather than in the flesh.

Australian Sketches


But we've been taking lots of opportunity to get out and explore this beautiful country.  Coastlines, national parks, mountain ranges, they are all here and they are beautifully unique and full of surprises. 


Australian Sketches

Of particular interest to me has been the outback cottages and shacks.  Where we are on the Bellerine Peninsula, there is no shortage of glorious rural and coastal architecture to sketch.

Australian Sketches


Australia is such a gloriously colorful place and trying to portray the light and colors in my sketchbook hasn't always been easy.


Australian Sketches


Australian Sketches


These are all pages from either my Stillman & Birn "Zeta" or "Beta" series sketchbook, using Sennelier watercolors and ink.


Australian Sketches


Australian Sketches


Australian Sketches

I love sharing my sketches of  this beautiful country with you, these books hold amazing memories for me now.

 Thanks for checking in. xx