Urban sketching in North Hobart

For today’s urban sketch meet we met at a funky little cafe in North Hobart called Pigeon Hole Cafe. Our small group of eight sketchers dispersed and drew a variety of buildings and houses. The hills and slopes added an extra level of perspective-challenge.

A church built into the slope across the street from the cafe where we met

I chose to undertake this challenge on Goulburn Street. I liked that I could see a little of kunanyi/Mt Wellington just peeking over the roof of the building.

building built in 1924 on Goulburn Street, North Hobart, Tasmania

This is what I drew and started painting outside before I decided it was time to seek warmth and a well deserved cup of coffee.

plein air

…. and the finished wonky attempt.

a Goulburn Street building

I hope that everybody has had a lovely weekend and wish you an equally lovely upcoming week.

Thanks for dropping in for a read. Cheers, Patricia (PJ)

Grand Old Building

There’s a grand building on Letitia Street, North Hobart, Tasmania that I’ve always admired.  It used to be a high school but now a funeral business owns it.  I’m glad that they didn’t chisel off ‘High School’ from the front of it.

Tonight, in a spur of the moment decision, I decided to have a crack at sketching it.  As always, it’s more complicated than it looks!! The ink in my ink pen was frustratingly not flowing well, so I switched to an Artline pen. Didn’t get as much done as I would have liked but here’s what I did get done.

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Jan 2, 2019 sketch of old high school building on Letitia Street, Hobart

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.

With paint

Added some paint to yesterday’s sketch of 119 Macquarie Street.

119 Macquarie St paint
119 Macquarie Street’s tower, Hobart, Tasmania

I’d like to sit in the same spot and try to draw this building again.  Hopefully I’ll have more stamina and get more of the building down on paper.

Thanks for visiting.