Last Saturday the sketching class went to the National Maritime Museum. They are very friendly and helpful there. We were organised to sketch inside if it rained but after a foul week it was a beautiful day. We had to find a patch of shade to sit in and sketch. Luckily there were seats along a wall in the shade with a great view.
We sat opposite the Duyfken, a beautiful little ship I’ve drawn before. It is a replica. It is beautiful because of all the wood, I think, offset by some fairly intricate painted areas. I drew the bow last time. This is the stern. Watch this space, I go back and bravely draw the whole thing.
The flags in the middle of the page spell out DUYFKEN. The Maritime Museum has quite a few things spelt out in flags. Once when we drew inside the museum I put the whole alphabet on my page, but now I’m more likely to spell out my heading that way. The lower drawing is a part of the HMAS Vampire. For some reason it has the flying kangaroo on the funnel. I’ll have to ask them about that next time I do down there. Some deal with Qantas? Perhaps they are a sponsor of the museum.
I love to go back to the Maritime Museum. It’s so beautiful down there & so much to see and draw. I was delighted for the class that we had such a good day to sketch there. Tomorrow it is Hyde Park Barracks and Macquarie Street. If it is wet we’ll be in the museum.