A friend & I visited Kyneton for a long talked about long weekend. Kyneton is a thriving country town 85 km from Melbourne in Central Victoria and is just over an hour by train. It has become renowned as a country destination for good food. It has Art galleries and lovely shops for home furnishings, craft, books, nurseries, gifts, food, wine and clothes.
These are my drawings from the weekend.
I started in my sketchbook the night before, drawing a map of the area and listing the train stops along the way. Then I sketched at Southern Cross Station.
Our cottage was newly renovated, stylish and also cosy and warm on a chilly weekend.
I sketched inside and out.
Unlike a majority of towns in the area, Kyneton predates the Victorian Gold Rush having been established in 1850, and gold rushes started the year after that. Some of the finest Bluestone buildings to be found in Victoria are a main feature of the town and date back to the Gold Rush era when Kyneton was a major supply town for the diggings.
The food at the farmers markets. Delicious to look at and draw. The stallholders were delightful to talk to and we had some lovely conversations. A place to return to.