Cuba St Superette

CUBA ST SUPERETTE

Dairys always seem to claim to be called a superette. You never hear anyone talking about "popping down to the superette". Weird little...

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

NEW PLYMOUTH COASTAL WALKWAY

"...and at the first sign of sun, the urban sketcher leaves his studio of hibernation to once again draw and paint the world." (It...

 
 
 
Broadway Fastfood

BROADWAY FASTFOOD

This is a sketch of the signage for a takeaway restaurant in Stratford. My favourite part is the hand-painted signage since we're seeing...

Moturoa BP

MOTUROA BP

Five years ago, I did this sketch of a weird BP service station in Moturoa. Since it was kind of a house with fuel pumps in front of...

 
 
 
Pou whenua, Victoria Skate Park

POU WHENUA, VICTORIA SKATE PARK

A quick capture of one of the carved pou shrouded with ti kouka at Victoria Skate Park while the young fella practices his tail whips.

Drawing Attention July 2018

DRAWING ATTENTION JULY 2018

Remember to select FULL SCREEN. To read Drawing Attention July 2018 as a scrollable pdf,

 
 
 
Sketching weekend in wellington

SKETCHING WEEKEND IN WELLINGTON

Here I am, finally posting a few of my drawings from the weekend back in March. Time flies. It was great seeing everyone and really...

Turquoise

TURQUOISE

Winter sketching means having a cooked breakfast in a warm cafe and sketching from the window.

 
 
 
Permian Period

PERMIAN PERIOD

Puke Ariki Museum has a moving, growling exhibition attracting hordes of kids - the period before the dinosaurs, the Permian Period...

Here I give thanks to Mondrian

HERE I GIVE THANKS TO MONDRIAN

Colin McCahon's 'Titirangi Cupboard Door' and 'Here I give thanks to Mondrian' Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Selwyn Muru carvings Quick...

 
 
 
Oriental Bay Boat Sheds

ORIENTAL BAY BOAT SHEDS

Another one of my drawings from the Wellington sketching weekend back in March. Lucy drawing in front of the boat sheds at Clyde Quay...

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Texas & Michigan

TEXAS & MICHIGAN

The Dinky Drum Co entertaining the Houston Museum of Fine Art patrons outdoors - 35C Items in the Houston Museum of Fine arts. The...

Sketching at Te Papa to escape the cold

SKETCHING AT TE PAPA TO ESCAPE THE COLD

Today we sketched at Te Papa, New Zealand's nation museum in Wellington. We had planned sketch outside but it was too cold. There is...

 
 
 
New Plymouth Airport

NEW PLYMOUTH AIRPORT

If you are ever sketching people at an airport and you hear someone using a phone say, "Where are YOU?.. I'm at the airport... You...

Tasty sketch destination for Auckland sk

TASTY SKETCH DESTINATION FOR AUCKLAND SK

Urban Sketchers Auckland met at Mercury Plaza recently for the monthly Urban Sketchers meet. Meeting inside a warm food hall was an...

 
 
 
Drawing Fire Engines

DRAWING FIRE ENGINES

Last month the Wellington group met in a warehouse in Lower Hutt to draw Matt Silver's fire engine collection. Matt is passionate about...

Fix and Fogg

FIX AND FOGG

The Fix and Fog peanut butter shop. It's really just a window onto a lane off Eva Street. They sell their peanut butter direct to customers...

 
 
 
Len Lye Selfies

LEN LYE SELFIES

What to do on a New Plymouth weekend? Take a selfie in the stainless steel surface of the Len Lye Centre. (Long exposure, above, and...

Chinese Garden

CHINESE GARDEN

Here's my sketch from the Chinese Garden, here in New Plymouth. I did the watercolour on the mid-left a while ago and the top-right...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Lefortovo / buro5

Lefortovo / buro5

© Luciano Spinelli Architects: buro5 Location: Moscow, Russia Architect In Charge: Boris Denisyuk Area: 75.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Luciano Spinelli © Luciano... Read more ...

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

NEDERLAND,TEXAS WINDMILL MUSEUM 8/14/2018 10:01:20 PM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Landscape Artist Comment on this I painted this Nederalnd Texas Windmill Museum as part of a... Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean Melody" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist 6.5"x9.5" Acrylic on 140 lb Archival Paper. These lovely little originals paintings frame beautifully as shown below. This painting is... Read more ...

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

© Kouichi Torimura Architects: studio M architects Location: 5-11-27 Nakanobu Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan Area: 281.72 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kouichi Torimura ©... Read more ...

Protobacillus:  New WorkCross Connect favorites Protobacillus is

Protobacillus:  New WorkCross Connect favorites Protobacillus is

Protobacillus: New Work Cross Connect favorites Protobacillus is an art project by Gustavo Spredemann and Leone Simonetti, two Brazilian graphic designers/artists. They create... Read more ...

Adult swim, Maria Svarbova

Adult swim, Maria Svarbova

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Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which Way?” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

18"x"14" Mixed Media/Available Read more ...

Nature Art,Aspen Leaf, Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “Night Dance”...

Nature Art,Aspen Leaf, Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “Night Dance” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x10"x1/4" Acrylic, Ink, Prserved Aspen Leaves on Canvas $200 Read more ...

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New photographs from Slovakian artist Mária Švarbová continue her exploration of strangely melancholy poolside scenes. Coolly detached young swimmers in matching outfits are... Read more ...

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

© Quang Trần Architects: NELO DÉCOR Location: District 6, Vietnam Lead Architect: Le Duy Van Area: 600.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Quang Trần Manufacturer: Nelo's... Read more ...