Sketchy on the Detail

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Tag: Victoria

Y2D285 and making an entrance

I’m overnighting at my SB’s house on the big more to Adelaide – my SB/SSiL have a lovely old house with lots of period feature, such as the beautiful stain glass surrounds on the front door, fretwork and plaster mouldings.


Y2D284 and send offs

It’s my last full day in Victoria for a while, so we trundled off to Bistro at Banks for a spot of dinner and wine. Lots of laughs and a full belly later we trundled home again.


Y2D282 and sunnier climes

Need to record what winter sun looks like, in case this is the last of it for the year. Hopefully we have a few more days left…


Y2D269 and new baby

I picked up my new baby today, that I christened by driving up to Hamilton. Of course I was paranoid the whole time about another driver scratching the car and was extra-cautious when parking, though I do now get to sit and draw in comfort while I wait.



Y2D247 and art day

I went to the local art gallery in Hamilton today. It’s quite compact but had several small exhibitions that were very interesting and diverse, including WWI items, a local artist and pre-Federation colonial art. The permanent collection on display currently includes local portraits, Japanese pottery and Italian glass, plus there were lots of little vistas to draw throughout the gallery.


Y2D244 and country driving

We’re on the move, up to Hamilton for a few days, so I drove the little car through the very pretty Victorian countryside. That means I can’t take any photos so have to rely on my somewhat dubious memory for what I saw. But we did see cattle…and trees, though maybe not precisely with giant black outlines.


Y2D237 and footy run

Sunday is sports day and we went to see my nephews play in their respective AFL matches. It was a good excuse to be in the fresh air, eat pies and catch up with family. It is also an hour and a half away, so plenty of driving through rural Victoria and watching the countryside go past.


Y2D234 and tidal views

Today we walked from the surf club along the tracks to Barwon Heads to have a coffee in the kiosk. It’s a lovely and easy walk, and we did detour along the beach for a little while. Once at the kiosk, I sat at the top by the jetty and sketched the boats and view of Ocean Grove stretching down the coast. Then on the way back I attempted to draw some of the surfers that were out catching waves on the incoming tide. It was a lovely afternoon.


Y2D233 and community gardens

We spent the afternoon in the nearby town of Point Lonsdale, checking out the shops, walking along the waterfront, having coffee and generally mooching about. We also spotted this cute little community garden, that was a such a tranquil little spot, including this funny scarecrow.


Y2D229 and test drives

The pater and I spent Saturday morning in Geelong car shopping (for me). It’s very exhausting and they are all much of a muchness. How do you choose? How about which one draws best?


buildings don't move

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"I wish to do nothing for profit. I wish to live for art. I want nothing whatever. I am quite happy." —William Blake

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the sketchbook of Anna Williamson

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