Goldmines Hotel

One sunny Saturday I went to the Goldmines Hotel with my family for lunch. The kids were very excited to show me around its beautiful garden, which was full of little nooks that could be inspirations for future paintings. I attempted to sketch one corner while waiting...

Melbourne Museum sketches

Both sketches were done at the Melbourne Museum with the Staedtler pigment liner pen in the Hahnemuhle D&S sketchbook, which I bought as a trial in search for a cheaper everyday sketchbook. It is best used for sketching with a pencil (as it says on the label),...

Back from Beach Holiday

Hello! I’m back from a beach holiday to Phillip Island. I’m not sure why I keep on insisting to believe that I’ll accomplish much more during the holidays than I usually do, including writing blog posts. The truth is I don’t even want to open...

Urban Sketching: Bendigo Cemetery

Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour sketch of Burke & Wills monument at the Bendigo Cemetery done in Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook (14.0 x 21.6 cm) On Sunday I went to the Bendigo Cemetery to search for the second time for the memorial to Burke and...