Archive for the ‘Crayon drawing’ Category

Proteas
October 12, 2019

I have been searching through my archives again and unearthed these two crayon drawings of proteas.

They are wonderful to draw with their attractive colours and strong shapes.

Sometimes I buy a bunch from the local Wesley Hill market.

As a cut flower, the blooms are long lasting.

 

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Still Standing, Chewton
July 2, 2019

This old building has intrigued me for quite a while. I am sure that when it was in active use it served a variety of purposes over time.

There is a large opening at one end which has been roughly filled with granite stones. Below the opening there is old stone work, the remnants of a demolished structure.

I needed to reimagine the window and doors as new security hoarding was covering these features when I arrived to make this crayon drawing.

The land use around the building has altered dramatically since its construction. It is wedged between the clubrooms of the Chewton recreation reserve, the public toilets and new water tanks.

The fact the building is still standing demonstrates it holds some significance for the Chewton community.

Golden Beauties
August 30, 2018

I delved deep into my archives for this drawing.

I was on a family holiday in Barwon Heads in January 2010.

The sunflowers were on the dining table in the holiday house when we arrived.

Whilst my family members were surfing at nearby Thirteenth Beach, I had the pleasure of making this drawing using wax crayon.

Flower Retrospective
August 15, 2018

I have been reviewing my sketch books and decided to republish some of the drawings of flowers I featured in earlier posts.

I am working on a new drawing but it is not yet finished, so until then………

I draw using soft pastels and……..

 

 

 

……… wax crayons which I particularly like.

 

 

 

Very rarely, I also use coloured pencils.

For those of you who have seen these drawings before, I hope you enjoyed seeing them again.

 

Blessings
June 30, 2018

This picture was inspired by my experiences in a recent yoga class.

I have been feeling stress about my finances.

I have submitted a claim to Centrelink for the Age Pension which has created anxiety as this is the first time I have applied for income support.

During the relaxation phase of the yoga session, I had an image of stars flowing down reminding me of the many blessings I enjoy in life. The image was calming and pleasurable.

I hope I will soon have the pleasure of a notice from Centrelink saying my claim has been successful and payments will commence soon.

 

Grampians View
September 26, 2017

After ambling up The Piccaninny in the morning, I drove to a dirt road between the Dunkeld racecourse and the cemetery where I could obtain fine views of Mount Abrupt and Mount Sturgeon. I was treated to local kangaroos hopping between the racecourse and cemetery.

Mount Abrupt was partially obscured by drifting smoke so I turned my attention to Mount Sturgeon. Because there was a stiff breeze, I sheltered in the car whilst I made this crayon drawing.

Proteas
August 28, 2017

The vase of proteas which featured in my last post made their way onto a table in my living room to model for this drawing. I used wax crayon for the drawing.

I like to buy proteas at Wesley Hill Market. They make a great cut flower as they are long lasting and I like the shapes of the blooms and leaves.

Cork Oak, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
June 15, 2017

An April day with a wafting warm breeze as I sat under this cork oak, Quercus suber, drawing and just enjoying the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Katie snuffled around nearby, vigorously digging a small scrape in the grass from time to time.

Katie and I weren’t the only ones taking in the delights of the gardens during the school holidays at the end of first term. The gardens were well populated with cyclists, dog walkers and adults strolling with children. There was plenty of activity in the playground and Barbeque area as well.

It was a good day to relax and just be.

Fresh As A Daisy
May 22, 2017

When it comes to posting, I have not been very well organised lately…….so I dug deep into my archives to find this crayon drawing of a sprig of daisies.

The drawing was made in August 2008. I remember sitting in the car holding the daisies in one hand whilst I drew them.

I like the freshness of the drawing.

Down and Out
December 21, 2016

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Back in March, some friends and I travelled to Malmsbury on a drawing expedition. I made two drawings that day – one of the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens and this one.

One of my friends likes to draw derelict buildings and these abandoned structures were ideal subjects. Situated beside the Old Calder Highway, they look very forlorn.

I used wax crayon in this drawing.