Cooking Utensils & the Church

Everyone had an excellent week. Oct 18,19,20th ’12.

Thurs Oct 18. Jugs & Cooking Utensils

Thurs Oct 18. Jugs & Cooking Utensils

Thurs Oct 18. Manly Congregational Church

Thurs Oct 18. Manly Congregational Church

Leonie F. Church corner

Leonie F. Church corner – before leaving early

THURSDAY OCT 18

Something we look at every day sits in our kitchens and is hardly noticed.  Our cooking utensils are a sketch, and when stuck in an old jug, definitely so.  Of course some of them will take more observing, but that’s the secret.

There are a number of churches in Manly which also go un noticed. This little one is the oldest being built in 1862. ( That’s old for us downunder – we’re only 200 + yrs old )

Being on a busy corner and with it’s magnificent old fig trees shading it, Manly Congregational Church is one of those you whizz by and forget to look at.

Today it had our full attention and we really enjoyed the details which make it so pretty.

One sketcher tried a street sketch opposite just to test her perspective skills. She passed with flying colours.

Our lunch work place was In Situ Cafe.

So now what will we see from Friday’s group? Let’s take a look.

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Fri Oct 19. Kitchen Utensils

Fri Oct 19. Kitchen Utensils

Fri Oct 19. Church Sketches

Fri Oct 19. Church Sketches

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19. ’12

Another sunny day.  We were sketching the kitchen utensils, with a new person joining us.

It’s always good for everyone to hear the observations you’ll need to make over again. In fact these are the same things you do each and every time you begin a sketch.

Sketching the Manly Congregational Church today, each person chose the view they liked and as always, because nobody sketches in the same way, it’s so refreshing to see so many interpretations at lunch.

We had a friend of one of the girls also join us. She decided to borrow some paper and pen and sit down streetside and sketch too. It’s definitely addictive. In fact she’s signed up for the course.

Today our lunch place was Bean Rush Cafe, in their tiny courtyard. Best coffee in the area

So what will we see from our Saturday group.Let’s take a look.

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Sat Oct 20. Cooking Utensils with lavender

Sat Oct 20. Cooking Utensils with lavender

Sat Oct 20. Manly's oldest Church

Sat Oct 20. Manly’s oldest Church

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 ’12

Another hot day. Absolutely calm and clear. First Saturday class since last summer and some very excited people.

All but one were new to sketching. So with the first explanation of what you are looking at and how to measure one shape against another, we were off to a great start.

If people are getting their sketch down quickly they can move to a second one within the hour. And that means colour as well.

This is Travel Sketching. Fast moving and get the essence of it quickly.

A few minutes away is the old Manly Congregational Church which is such a lovely subject to take apart. All of it, or just some features. You decide.

Before long all those observations were in action and pens were moving fast.

Colour was indicated and a memory snap would hold till we were in the cafe, ordering lunch and coffee, and finishing the colours could take place. Bean Rush cafe was our choice today and some yummy wraps/ salads were very welcome.

The waterbrush was the fun bit where details could be pinged out. But not too much.

What gorgeous work everyone did this week.

I’m very proud of you all.

More fun next week.

©ErinHill2012

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