A week in Northland

A WEEK IN NORTHLAND

A week in Northland I was in Northland late January - early February and packed my sketchbook and mini watercolour set alongside the...

Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE!

Let's Sketch Auckland March 22-23-24 Following on from New Plymouth in 2017 and Wellington 2018, Urban Sketchers Auckland announce...

 
 
 
Classic yachts at Ahuriri

CLASSIC YACHTS AT AHURIRI

Some classic yachts spotted on the hard at Ahuriri in Napier. They're great fun to draw in the Grey Book. The distinctive shape of...

Otago Chambers

OTAGO CHAMBERS

Where's the Otago Chambers? 800 kilometres away in Taranaki, of course!

 
 
 
Baby Blood

BABY BLOOD

Apparently, I have baby blood. That's what the nurse said when I was donating blood. It turns out that it wasn't an Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Capturing summer in a concertina sk

CAPTURING SUMMER IN A CONCERTINA SK

I finished my sketchbook just before Christmas. I had another grey book on the go that I could have used, but they're not so good for...

 
 
 
Huatoki eels

HUATOKI EELS

I decided that I wasn't done with the Huatoki Plaza so I did a watercolour sketch of the people feeding the eels that live the Huatoki...

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

After all the hooha this year over Christmas parades and Santas I, like most Kiwis, are feeling pretty jaded about the big red dude. First...

 
 
 
Cluster > Re:brand

CLUSTER > RE:BRAND

Hi We've changed our name. Cluster Creative is now called Re:brand. And our email is changing too, so please update that in your contacts...

Mixed bag

MIXED BAG

Here are 3 sketches done in 3 different occasions. I thought I could put them together and do a post. This first one is 1937 Dodge...

 
 
 
The magic of painting outside

THE MAGIC OF PAINTING OUTSIDE

Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka This last weekend I ran my first workshop! And I'm happy to report I have 5 new converts to the magic of painting...

Old Bedford Truck, Wanaka

OLD BEDFORD TRUCK, WANAKA

Vintage Bedford Truck, Wanaka Cemetery I am back from 6 months of travel in Spain and France and with many, many sketches. Unfortunately...

 
 
 
Huatoki Plaza

HUATOKI PLAZA

Huatoki Plaza was a retail building that was removed to expose the covered stream beneath it. New Plymouth made a reasonably boring...

California Dreamin

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN

Our son's wedding took us to CA to negotiate the 16 lane freeways and cloverleafs. Still a little time for this around the happy event: Sleepy...

 
 
 
Up close with the Evans Bay boat sheds in Wellington

UP CLOSE WITH THE EVANS BAY BOAT SHEDS IN WELLINGTON

A few bays round from Oriental Bay are the colourful boat sheds of Evans Bay. Demolition has been on the cards at various times since...

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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
Rainy Villa

RAINY VILLA

On a covered deck in the rain I got a cold that lasted a week. Now, the sun's back and so am I.

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Item 3 - 2 people having a conversation These 2 guys were sitting right behind a few of us Urban Sketchers who chose to stay inside the Hof. They were having a talk about hard... Read more ...

Just Peachy, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Just Peachy, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Just Peachy 8x10 oil on canvas I've started a new series of small landscape paintings. I want to explore new color combinations. I start by premixing the color combo's I have... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing Glory” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Flash and sparkle. Dramatic colors. Rough and smooth textures. If these things appeal to you, this is your painting. It may be hung as is, or framed for a more finished... Read more ...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art...

30"x40" abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, Contemporary art, Expressionist Art, fine art Painting, Pamela Fowler Lordi, price $1450

40"x30"x1.75" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $975 Read more ...

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

'Poppy Profusion' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis The Secret to a good painting is a bad photo That might be an over-simplification but a less than perfect reference photo can... Read more ...

Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

© Edmund Sumner Architects: MO-OF Location: Survey No.4, 4, ITI Rd, Krishna Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India Category: University Lead Architects: Shantanu... Read more ...

Bull Dog

Bull Dog

Antique Produce Crate Label From Blue Sky Search which has pages and pages of these fascinating labels. Read more ...