Urban Sketchers in Sydney had their monthly event at Sydney University for June. The weather was forecast windy and some rain. At first it was quite mild, but by 12.30 it had turned cold and we were glad to get out of the weather. Didn’t rain on us though.
We started out in the quadrangle, which is very ornate wherever you look. The neogothic architecture is certainly a challenge. I started with the tower. I was working as I previously did on Cockatoo Island on collaged Japanesed papers that had been washed with watercolour. A number of different textures of paper have been used. You can see the threads in the paper on the left of the tower, while on the right, those brown looking dots are actually gold sparkles in real life. I didn’t touch the sky. It was like that already.
For the next sketch the wind drove me inside to a sheltered corner, so I sketched from inside, looking out.