I have been in Melbourne for two weeks, after moving from Sydney, and have found it easy to continue my normal sketching patterns. I carry my Moleskine Watercolour sketchbook and watercolour pencils with me everywhere. I have the opportunity to quickly capture my new daily life.
|Corner of Collins and Elizabeth Streets . commuters on their way to work|
|At Flinders Street Station, looking at the timetables and platform notices
I am also using my lunchtime to sketch the buildings around me. I have been very fortunate with the weather.
|Supreme Court Library dome|
|Supreme Court Library window|
On the weekend
I have sketched with Urban Sketchers Melbourne twice. At the moment they are focusing on sketching in the inner city Council District of Booroondara, which includes a number of suburbs including Hawthorn, Kew, Canterbury. It is in preparation for a urban Sketches exhibition at Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn in November. If you are visiting Melbourne, drop by and visit it. So I am getting to explore parts of Melbourne as well as meet new urban sketchers. I already knew Evelyn, Kym, Angela and Jodi from previous visits and am happy to be able to sketch and chat with them on a regular basis now.
This Saturday’s visit was to Maling Road, Canterbury. A charming shopping village with beautiful shops, cafes and the weather was perfect too.
|Classic fruits store|
|My lunch, of course|