We've had a couple of trips to Auckland lately. There wasn't really much time for sketching other than at the airport. One morning though, I decided to get up just before dawn to get another drawing in. The previous evening, I noticed this one building had a nice glow from the signs, lights and interior lighting that disappeared during the day.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
The other day I was biking around the port area, looking for something to draw. I noticed a road sign that said 'Port View Crescent'. I've never been there before but with a name like that I went up the road hoping for a good view. Not much yet so I turned off a side street and had a nice open vista over Port Taranaki. Actually, between the end of a driveway and the start of an open grassy strip there was a park bench. I'm not sure who's it was but it overlooked the port and was out of the sun and under a tree. So if someone's reading this and noticed, "Hey... that's my bench", I hope you don't mind and thanks for putting it there!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Wellington group sketched at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt recently. I sketched Nuku Tewhatewha, an elaborate pātaka, Maori store house. It is of national significance because it is one of seven pātaka commissioned by North Island chiefs symbolising support for the Kingitanga movement. It was built in 1856 in Naenae, a suburb in Lower Hutt.