Sketching Week 5 Term 4. Surf Beach, Rain or Shine

Sketching in Week 5 has been a little bit crazy weather wise. Very un-Manly.

We’ve had rain and thunder on and off most days, but you should know that all our sketchers battled through and triumphantly came up with great work.

Nothing deters our sketchers.

Our Studio sketch could at  least be done in comfort as we sat cozily inside. The Manly Surf Lifesaving gear was an excellent exercise in page planning and observing – to make sure you got everything on your page.

On location you can decide what to leave out.

We had one group on Melbourne Cup Day having to abandon Plan A, B and C. Plodding  through the rain to a far away cafe where people weren’t wearing fancy hats and cheering at a TV. They simply sketched each other using continuous line. Lots of laughs.

One group of New Sketchers were seen hiding in somebody’s garage peering through the rain at their subject. The terrace houses opposite. This was their second foray into watercolour as well. Excellent results New Sketchers.

Instead of the Surf Life Saving location we had planned for General classes each day, we sketched what could be seen through misty rain on the windows of The Steyne Hotel.

Around us was every Mothers group in Manly with prams for weapons dominating the way to get our coffee! Outrageous. But sketchers will do anything for coffee. We lived to tell the tale! Prams strewn everywhere.

As the week progressed we had at least a chance to sit on the foreshore and sketch the enormous waves pounding in on Manly Beach.

By week’s end the last classes actually saw blue skies and the sun shining down and even managed to sketch the subject of the week – a surf beach. Happy sketchers.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Tues Gen Surf Life Saving gear sketches Tues Gen. Contour sketching Tues Gen. Each other

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 ’15. INTERMEDIATE/GENERAL SKETCHING

Wed Int:Gen. Surf Sketches Wed:Int:Gen. Manly architecture

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 ’15. NEW SKETCHERS

Wed New. Flat architecture sketches Wed New. Cafe Ora sketches

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Thur Gen Surf Lifesaving sketches Thur Gen. Big surf at Manly sketches Thur Gen Rainy Manly sketches.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Fri Gen. Surf Life Saving sketches Fri Gen. Manly Beach & surf sketches Fri Gen. The Steyne sketches

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 ’15. GENERAL

Sat Gen. Surf Lifesaving sketches Sat Gen. Surf waves at Manly BeachSat Gen. Sketching at The Steyne Hotel

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 ’15. NEW SKETCHERS

Sat New. Flowers in watercoloursketch

Sat New. Flat perspective sketches Sat New. Cafe Ora Sketches

©ErinHillStudioJudySallehKarenGillespieToniKonijnNov’15

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: