Sketching at Sydney University

uni_roofUrban 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.uni_arch 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.


Filed under collage, Copic Multiliner, sketchbook, sketching, Stillman & Birn, urban landscape, Urban Sketchers Event, watercolour

4 responses to “Sketching at Sydney University

  1. Wonderful Wendy ! It certainly made a difference when you added the darker tone and shadows to the archway. Lovely

  2. CrimsonLeaves

    So beautiful…I am marveling at how you’ve achieved both a softness and a saturation of color with this technique. It sure gives these pieces a most unique look.

  3. The collaged papers add so much texture and richness to this. Nice!

  4. Really beautiful, Wendy! Your use of the collated papers just adds to the texture of the stone.

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