Sunday, December 03, 2006

Across the railway tracks

Yesterday we wandered around Victor Harbor and I took some photos and did some sketching as well as a cup of coffee. The photo I took from almost the same place as this sketch is in my other blog.I hadnt realised quite how comples this bit of the back that no one goes to was, with a few old walls, old stone buildings, new, new apartments, and the imposing chimneys etc of Adare in the background on the hill. Adare was one of the stately homes so to speak but is now a Christian holiday camp for children. Some bits are a bit "sketchy" but I love doing scenes like this, they are a bit like a jigsaw.
I had a very depressed day yesterday so hence the walk and coffee, I dont know how John can keep on going without getting depressed but I am afraid I do, not helped by hearing that a friend of a friends husband has committed suicide on their property.
Blogger was being odd last night and I couldnt load any photos but after reading the help bit and clearing my cache in fireox it seems to be ok again.


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Nice to have a go at a jigsaw puzzle of buildings.
Today is the first Sunday in Advent and the theme is hope, but that is such as awkward subject because we get so disappointed and even dismayed by events in the lives of friends and situations. Fiji is in a hopeless mess at present and we want a safe outcome.

Casey said...

I have really enjoyed visiting your blog - your sketches and writing really open up a window to rural South Australia. I hope things look up for you soon.

Julie Oakley said...

I do like this kind of view as well Penny. I think that sometimes these sorts of drawings are a very good basis for a painting that's loosely based on the shapes you've drawn.

Alison said...

A very satisfying sketch - all the different shapes and still a feeling of depth. Those rural suicides are so sad.

Tony F said...

I do like this sketch Penny. A conglomeration of buildings from a terrific perspective. Please do more buildings in pen and/or watercolour.