As part of my Artist in Residency at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, I am drawing or painting somewhere in the gardens on most days. On Thursdays I have been posting my location on social media so that other artists or sketchers can join me. This week I was working in the Japanese Garden on Thursday and was joined by eight other sketchers.
|Robyn Bauer sketching in the Japanese garden|
I was tempted by the winter sunshine but after starting my drawing I soon realised I was getting far too hot, plus the glare from the paper made it very difficult to continue and I had to move to the shade. I still continued on the same drawing from a different angle. I should know better being a Queenslander. I won't make that mistake again.
|Pinus Thunbergii, Robyn Bauer|
The twisted forms of this Japanese Black Pine were the main focus with the pond in the middle distance.
|Sketchers in the Japanese garden|
There were dozens of school children who were intrigued to see artists at work and they stopped to watch for several minutes.
|Sketchers in the Japanese Garden|
As you see we had a lovely group out enjoying the perfect winter weather.
|Hard at work|
This shelter provides a great resource for artists to see and work, rain or shine.
|Robyn Bauer sketching|
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