Downtown New Plymouth

DOWNTOWN NEW PLYMOUTH

It's starting to feel like the beginning of winter sketching in New Zealand.

Hard Things To Sketch: Sketching Therapy after the Christchurch Shootings

HARD THINGS TO SKETCH: SKETCHING THERAPY AFTER THE CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTINGS

I travel a lot in my job and on 15th March, I was about to catch a plane back to Christchurch when I discovered the flight was cancelled....

 
 
 
Zen and the art of motorcycles

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLES

Sometimes it is nice to borrow the enthusiasm of others for inspiration. Recently my partner has embarked on a dirt bike restoration...

Police Line-up

POLICE LINE-UP

Walking to our regular sketching meet today - I couldn't go past this colourful lineup. When I shared it at the front desk, they asked...

 
 
 
Drawing Attention - May

DRAWING ATTENTION - MAY

Till Henderson

TILL HENDERSON

Colourful lawyers building with clock tower and the reflective ripple of Len Lye behind

 
 
 
Bone Carving

BONE CARVING

Several of our sketching group attended the Mokau Easter Bone Carving weekend with 30 others. Master Carver Owen Mapp presided and...

April 2019: Swashbucklers, Westhaven

APRIL 2019: SWASHBUCKLERS, WESTHAVEN

I was sad to have missed the Let's Sketch Auckland earlier this April. By all accounts, it was a smashing weekend of sketch crawling...

 
 
 
Holdens

HOLDENS

I was sketching the people checking out some down-under cars that were driven here from all over New Zealand on the weekend. Two cars...

Fitzroy Dairy

FITZROY DAIRY

A bit of a return to form. Although it used to be common, I haven't used a red pen on a sketch for at least five years. I drew this...

 
 
 
USk Annual Report 2018

USK ANNUAL REPORT 2018

Drawing Attention April

DRAWING ATTENTION APRIL

Drawing Attention April is available to read with layout by our own Anne Taylor.

 
 
 
Let's Sketch Auckland

LET'S SKETCH AUCKLAND

I get a kick out of seeing the bemused expressions on peoples faces as they enter a cafe with a big group sketching each other in a...

Let's Sketch Auckland

LET'S SKETCH AUCKLAND

The weather forecast is looking good with just a possibility of the odd shower. Note: Sunday's venue has changed due to the unfortunate...

 
 
 
'So bad even the introverts are here'

'SO BAD EVEN THE INTROVERTS ARE HERE'

A week ago, a matter of hours before the terror attacks in Christchurch, an estimated 2000 Wellington students marched from Civic Square...

At Kilbirnie Mosque, Wellington, two days after the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand's history

AT KILBIRNIE MOSQUE, WELLINGTON, TWO DAYS AFTER THE WORST TERRORIST ATTACK IN NEW ZEALAND'S HISTORY

A man at his Mosque in Kilbirnie, Wellington, weeps as someone in the crowd starts to sing the John Lennon song Imagine. Moments later...

 
 
 
Colourful Lawyers

COLOURFUL LAWYERS

On yet another warm weekend, whilst the city is full of wrist banded WOMAD goers, this colourful lawyers building seemed just the ticket....

45 Tonne Crane

45 TONNE CRANE

At the Taranaki Truck Show: Sitting in the shade drawing a crane, drinking L&P and overhearing the truck drivers talk shop on their...

 
 
 
More classic yachts

MORE CLASSIC YACHTS

A couple of recent classic yachts spotted down at Westhaven. The well known Waitangi on the hard at Orams Marine in Westhaven above....

Plein air watercolour, Torbay

PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOUR, TORBAY

 
 
 



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 ...

A Great Small Apartment in Tel-Aviv / Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design...

A Great Small Apartment in Tel-Aviv / Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design studio

© Oded Smadar Architects: Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design studio Location: Jaffa C South, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Category: Apartment interiors Area: 36.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Springbrook Glory..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Springbrook Glory..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Springbrook Glory is an unframed watercolor on a Crescent Watercolor Board. I started this one yesterday and finally finished it today.See below for stages of this piece. 15” x... Read more ...

Abstract Figurative Cityscape,Rainy Day Art Painting "Rainy Season" by Texas...

Abstract Figurative Cityscape,Rainy Day Art Painting "Rainy Season" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

20"x20" Oil Painting /Sold- Purchase a Fine Art Print HERE Read more ...

Prospect House / Breathe Architecture

Prospect House / Breathe Architecture

© Andrew Wuttke Architects: Breathe Architecture Location: Durham Lead, Australia Category: Sustainability Design Architect: Jeremy McLeod Project Architect: Kai Cheong Project... Read more ...

Riverchapel House / Robert Bourke Architects

Riverchapel House / Robert Bourke Architects

© Ste Murray Architects: Robert Bourke Architects Location: Riverchapel, Ireland Category: Extension Lead Architects: Robert Bourke Architects Collaborators: Area: 17.0... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape, "Fields of Gold," by Amy Whitehouse

Contemporary Landscape, "Fields of Gold," by Amy Whitehouse

Oil, 18" x 24" $600 Read more ...

Sketching Away at Way Station Brew

Sketching Away at Way Station Brew

Today the Way Station is a relaxed coffee, tea, scone and other treats place with this striking coffee roaster. Read more ...

Western Art, Border Collie, Ranch, Fine Art Painting “Move!” by Colorado...

Western Art, Border Collie, Ranch, Fine Art Painting “Move!” by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

I love border collies, and I love to watch them move sheep! 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Banksy Sets Up Amongst Venice Street Vendors to Share a New Multi-Panel Painting

Banksy Sets Up Amongst Venice Street Vendors to Share a New Multi-Panel Painting

Over the past month, the art world's attention has been focused on the Venice Biennale , one of the most notable international shows on the planet. Many artists who are not in... Read more ...

Symmetry, Steve Biro

Symmetry, Steve Biro

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