JB Art Travels

I’ve taken some short trips in recent weeks just in the local area. I’ll post the local ones on this QLD page and the ones further afield on the NSW Page.

August: I’ve had two sessions at Syndicate Road this past week. On one occasion, a family group came and the children used charcoal to draw their own creations. We saw a dragon, a face, a tree and many smudge experiments.

These two charcoals at A4 size were my contribution.

birds1 tree loop1

I watched a group of black cockatoos descend from the tall trees down to where the river pines had dropped their seed pods. For the other drawing I liked the way the first branch circled around the tree. They took about an hour onsite and another hour adjusting tones etc for the final. These are now ready for framing and sale on the Jessica Blythe website.

talle eucalypt

August: This was further down the valley where the eucalyptus trees grow to enormous heights. It is a small A4 charcoal drawing. Note the border. Yes it’s good enough to frame ready for sale. It took around an hour.

Tallebudgera Creek ocean

July: My first painting using the Porcharde (box of paints and easel mounted onto a tripod).  And yes I know, the Burleigh Headland isn’t that shape. On the day I noted this on the back so I would not forget if I went onto a fullscale painting. Its a good habit to get into – field notes on the back. Notes are handy when  you are running out of time or light. This one took a couple of hours getting used to the workings of the porcharde box.

CC syndicate rd 2016

July: Syndicate Road Park mentioned in July 2016 meetup post. This took half an hour.

syndicate road


July: This one I used to show how to choose a focal point. Also Syndicate Road. My charcoal drawing was a sort of shorthand to let me know what the elements were without having to sit and draw every little thing. It took about 15 minutes to complete.


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