Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Sydney earlier this week, I joined the crowd at The Arthouse Hotel for my first attempts at life drawing.

On Monday nights, the hotel’s restaurant is furnished with an eclectic mix of lounge chairs, sofas and tables to accommodate the attendees at this popular event.  The venue was once the Reading Room in the 19th century School of Arts building.

After a few tentative first drawings, I got lost in the flow, and was soon oblivious to the high level of ability being demonstrated by many others around me. Happily, all levels of skill are welcome.

Now to go hunting for a similar venue nearer to home.

IMG_1270Arthouse Hotel - life drawing

IMG_1273The Dome - Arthouse Hotel

The Nankeen Night Herons don’t like to make themselves seen at certain times of the day, particularly on dusk when “let’s get ready to find food” behaviours are paramount to all other pursuits.

A couple of days ago, I noticed that the afternoon sun had fallen into a small pocket of the poinciana foliage and was shining on one of the residents. He seemed perfectly happy to pose with some degree of conceit for these snaps.




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