View Full Version : JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

07-02-2017, 06:52 AM
What an awesome day! The Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) sketched in the gorgeous winters sun at South Bank. My first sketch was of No 1 Williams Street (Tower of Power) in pen and ink. Next I headed down to the old Victoria Bridge Abutment. I love sketching this structure. The present Victoria bridge is the 5th bridge, and the 3rd permanent bridge across the Brisbane River in this area. The Victoria Bridge Abutment is the remnant of the fourth Victoria Bridge (the second permanent bridge) to cross the Brisbane River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane_River) at this point.The abutment is all that is left of this bridge, and in my mind the most beautiful of all of them.
There is a plaque on the left side of the abutment in memory of an 11 year old Greek boy Hector Vasyli who was tragically killed when greeting returned soldiers from the First World War.

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Both sketches in my 6"x9" sketchbook

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There were 6 of us today, one took the photo, and one was walkabout.

07-02-2017, 07:03 PM
Yahoo! Time for a new thread and a chance to tour Australia :)

07-03-2017, 01:10 AM
Beautiful sketches, JJ. It is so interesting to see Australian cityscapes.

07-03-2017, 02:45 AM

Thanks Sandra xx

07-04-2017, 03:44 AM
Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial are a heritage-listed park. The park was named after Rev. Thomas Mowbray, who bought the land in 1851 (Mowbray was instrumental in bringing the Presbyterian Church to Brisbane)
He built his family home, "Riversdale", on this site. Thomas Mowbray died in 1867, but the family retained the property until its sale to the South Brisbane City Council in 1904

The following is what was written when considering the property for a public park; "Mowbray's property is in every way suitable for a public Park or garden having suitable soil, and undulating land reaching to the water's edge, and in addition it will also provide the necessary accommodation for bowling greens, Tennis Courts, and Croquet lawns. The property has a North Easterly aspect, and has an extended view of two reaches of the river, is above flood level, and is situated on the East Brisbane Tramway route. There is no public park or reserve in this locality, and no other piece of land in the neighbourhood so suitable for this purpose."

Mowbray Park is understood to have been the site of a "tent city" for homeless families in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression.

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A4 Holcroft 225gsm sketchbook with Lamy Pen and watercolour

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Looking towards the mouth of the river. Our river is tidal right up into the CBD. Fresh water comes from Mount Stanley, where the river originates, and the river is south east Queensland's longest river flowing 344km through Brisbane city and out into Moreton Bay.


07-04-2017, 07:09 AM
JJ, Hi! :wave: This is a great thread: art, history, life, and a beautiful city! I love your abutment sketch especially. Thanks for the chance to enjoy!


07-04-2017, 08:17 AM
Interesting views and excellent sketches JJ!

07-05-2017, 12:18 AM
Thank you so much belle x

Thanks Lynn. Our river is amazing, the whole 214 miles of it meanders through the countryside like the snake that made it. (Dreamtime stories from the Aboriginal peoples)

07-05-2017, 10:15 AM
So cool!

07-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Super sketches, and a great place to sketch.

Thank you for sharing.

07-06-2017, 11:32 PM
Great sketches, JJ. I like how you're combining watercolors with ink. They complement each other very well and I think if you had only used one of these media something would be lacking.

07-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Thank you Sandra

07-08-2017, 04:04 AM
Wacol today is known for its diverse community, historic 'Wolston House', semi-industrial areas and correctional centres. The origin of the name Wacol is linked to the local weighbridge which was used to 'weigh coal'. In 1851, Dr Stephan Simpson bought the first property in the area then known as Woogaroo.
A friend and I went to the Golf Club to sketch today, there are loads of willing kangaroo subjects there. This building is way up on the hill behind fences.

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The former Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum, later named the Goodna Asylum for the Insane, then the Brisbane Mental Hospital, then the Brisbane Special Hospital, and then the Wolston Park *Hospital Complex - Sketched in my A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Lamy pen and Watercolour

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07-08-2017, 01:01 PM
So cool! So kangaroos make willing art models, hey? :)

07-08-2017, 11:00 PM
Great sketches, JJ. I like how you posted the photo with kangaroos. They are so cute.

07-09-2017, 04:39 AM
EP they were so quite. Would loved to have drawn them, but security shooed us away ..

Thank you Sandra xx

07-09-2017, 04:40 AM
Shafston House South Brisbane;

It is also known as Anzac Hostel, Ravenscott, and Shafston International College. (which is what it is today)

Shafston House comprises a group of buildings constructed between 1851 and the 1930s, set in substantial grounds with frontage to the Brisbane River. The main house was constructed in several stages between 1851 and 1904

Charles and Mary Foster bought the property in 1883, and are reputed to have demolished the original structure and commissioned FDG Stanley to design a new house on the land. This was the basis for the Gothic structure that stands there now.

The house has a varied history with multiple uses.

After WWI, the property was acquired by the Commonwealth who renamed it Anzac House, using it as a repatriation hospital until around 1969. Here is a photograph of Shafston that was taken in 1930

After 1969, the property was used by the RAAF as offices and a mess, and a lot of internal restructure occurred at that time.
The two cannons in the foreground are reputedly part of Thursday Island's 19th century defence.

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Sketched in my A3 Holcroft Sketchbook Lamy Pen and Watercolour.

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07-09-2017, 01:06 PM
Wheee! I like how you outline the foliage/bushes in front of your subject but don't add colour to them. The focus point is clear :)

07-09-2017, 11:37 PM
Thanks EP :)

Munin Raven
07-10-2017, 01:23 PM
Great to see you are still going strong with your urban explorations. Super nice sketches, and I like the little historical titbits you feed us too. Just one question...

Is the lady in post #5 wearing the characterful hat and body warmer married? :heart: :heart: :heart: :lol: :angel:

07-11-2017, 07:04 AM
Great to see you are still going strong with your urban explorations. Super nice sketches, and I like the little historical titbits you feed us too. Just one question...

Is the lady in post #5 wearing the characterful hat and body warmer married? :heart: :heart: :heart: :lol: :angel:
Thank you for your lovely comments. yes still going strong, I have been Urban Sketching for 10 years now.. :) In answer to your question, no.Save

07-11-2017, 07:05 AM
Queensland scientist Dr William Hobbs (1822-1890) house, known as Adelaide House because it was built on Adelaide street, was built in 1855. It sits in the grounds of St Johns Cathedral, and is heritage listed. Dr Hobbs arrived at Moreton Bay on 1 May 1849 as surgeon of the Chaseley, the second of John Dunmore Lang' (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/)s migrant ships.
In 1889 the house was leased by the government for the Governor General, because Government House at George street was not yet finished. This made Dr Hobbs house the First Government House in Brisbane.

On December 10th 1859, Governor George Bowen read the proclamation of the new colony of Queensland - separate from New South Wales - from the verandah of Adelaide House to the people of Brisbane.
When the construction of Government House at the river end of George St was completed in 1862, Governor Bowen moved there; this allowed Dr Hobbs to return to his house. He decided to rename it Bowen House in honour of the governor. Dr Hobbs sold the property in 1883 to the then wealthy dentist-entrepreneur Moses Ward, who decided to call it Adelaide House once again. Ward never lived there.
In 1899, the property was acquired by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane for the new cathedral. Originally to be demolished, the house ended up being used as the residence for the deans and their families. Robin Dods was engaged to renovate the house for this purpose, and that was completed in 1910. The house is now known as "The Deanery"

In his day, Dr Hobbs would walk up towards Adelaide House, or ride in a buggy, up from Petrie Bight through the site of Grocon's 480 Queen Street tower which sits between Queen and Adelaide streets.
The natural flow of the land in the mid-1850s rolled down from the cathedral grounds, down across what is now Adelaide Street towards the bend in Queen Street and across Petrie Bight before the Story Bridge was built.
Adelaide House sat on top of the hill by itself until the 12-metre high road road cutting for the Adelaide Street extension towards what became Fortitude Valley was built in the 1870s. At the time Adelaide House was known as "Hobb's Folly" because it was so far from the main Brisbane settlement. Grocon's chief executive Carolyn Viney said the company had decided to name the park Hobbs Park because the general public could finally see Adelaide House.

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A4 sketchbook and ink.

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It was on this balcony that Governor George Bowen read the proclamation of the new colony of Queensland - separate from New South Wales.

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Scene Chaser
07-11-2017, 08:08 AM
Looks like great fun, JJ. Nice sketch, too.

07-11-2017, 08:37 AM
Your sketch looks great, JJ. I do think you narrowed the building but if I hadn't seen the reference, I wouldn't have known it. :)

07-11-2017, 08:38 AM
Thank you Bill. I am getting there slowly. :)

07-12-2017, 12:23 PM
Nice sketch, JJ.

It was worth narrowing it, and make abstraction of the bushes that hide it.

07-13-2017, 07:49 AM
Thank you Char and Maria, yes I did narrow the building. Next time I should draw it smaller, or change the paper orientation :)

07-15-2017, 03:07 AM
You are welcome, JJ.

07-15-2017, 05:20 AM
South Brisbane Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery, built from 1870 to 1990s -

The was reserved as a supplement to the overflowing Paddington Cemetery in 1864 although the first official burial, of a woman by the name of Jane Hocking, didn’t occur until 1870. The stately entrance gates were added in 1888 to a design by high profile architect AB Wilson and the graves in its early days represented a cross section of the good the bad and the ugly.
The last of Australia’s bushrangers Patrick Kenniff, who was incarcerated and hung on the gallows across the road at Boggo Road Gaol, is buried here as are some 41 of his fellow prisoners including the child-killer and last man executed in Queensland, Ernest Austin.
Many of the early Russian migrants, who arrived in the area after the Communist take over, are interred hereand there are 52 Commonwealth service personnel buried in this cemetery whose graves are registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 13 from World War I and 39 from World War II

In contrast to the pauper’s graves, many of the monuments in this cemetery are fine examples of craftsmanship throughout the century of operation.

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07-15-2017, 05:40 AM
An interesting location JJ.


07-15-2017, 11:07 PM
Doug it is. The cemetery is full of very interesting headstones and monuments and it is a history lesson for sure.

07-16-2017, 04:33 AM
Very interesting, and original spot, and sketch.:thumbsup:

07-16-2017, 07:08 AM
Thanks for popping by Maria :)

07-16-2017, 07:42 AM
You are welcome, JJ.

Munin Raven
07-16-2017, 12:52 PM
Great additions. I guess the cemetery was a nice quiet place to sketch.

07-18-2017, 04:24 AM
Local Indigenous people used the area for thousands of years conducting meetings and ceremonies. They even had camps in the area.
In 1825 the Roma Street Parkland area was part of the original Brisbane settlement. In 1875 a terminal station in Roma Street was constructed as part of the main western railway to Brisbane linking Ipswich and Toowoomba.
The terminal grew to become a major goods yard for Brisbane and, between 1911 and 1934, the area was extensively redeveloped to support its increase in services. In 1920 extensive excavation, removing 554,300 cubic meters of earth, permanently altered the steep terrain creating the current day artificial escarpment and the boundary of the former Albert Park. During World War II, the terminal was vital for transporting war materials and military personnel north.

Continuing to grow, the Roma Street Station was redeveloped to service a metropolitan and long-distance train network. Because of limitations of the site revealed through the increasing mechanization of freight handling and the use of containers, the facility was eventually relocated to Acacia Ridge in 1991. Construction began of the current Parkland in 2000 and the parkland opened to the public in 2001. The project won its first award before it had opened: a commendation in the Cement and Concrete Association of Australia Streetsmart awards for the innovative concrete finishes created by the use of coloured concrete and an apparently random pattern of rough cast concrete generated by the formworkers which makes the finish appear to change through the day depending on the angle of the sun and the length of shadows cast by the detailing on the walls. The technique was created through a design and construction collaboration between project designers PARC managing contractor Abigroup and the Queensland Department of Public Works.

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Graphite - Watercolour - Pastel

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07-18-2017, 06:19 AM
Nice sketch and interesting history JJ.


07-18-2017, 08:53 AM
Thank you Doug, and thank you too, Munin Raven xx

07-19-2017, 10:51 AM

Is that a watercolour easel you have in that photo? If so, could you please share a link to it or a similar one?

07-19-2017, 10:56 AM
I like the textures you have given to the different elements, JJ. Way togo!

Eyepaint, I believe it is a photo tripod with a board having an easy release plate.

07-20-2017, 09:48 AM
EP it is an easel I made up myself. Manfroto tripod, a piece of plywood painted black and a tripod screw thingy attached in the middle so I can screw it onto the tripod xx

Maria thank you for your comments :)

07-20-2017, 01:24 PM
You are welcome, JJ.

07-20-2017, 09:00 PM
Thanks, JJ :) Do you use the tripod for photography too? Manfroto makes so many tripods :)

07-21-2017, 09:06 AM
No, EP, this one is kept in my art bag, but it is a lightweight photography tripod, it has a ball head so can turn any which way and does not have an arm to get in the way :)

07-21-2017, 10:47 AM
Ah, thank you for the clarification. Sounds like a great piece :)

07-23-2017, 09:32 AM
Sitting in Queen Street with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) on a glorious Saturday. It was MacArther Day in the city and we were serenaded by big bands. There are some beautiful facades in Queen Street, and they are getting harder to see with all the infrastructure being placed in the middle of the street, Queen Street on the west side is a pedestrian Mall full of designer shops.
I drew one of the facades.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Lam pen and Watercolour.

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07-23-2017, 10:52 AM
Nice sketch JJ, you went on the right day.


07-23-2017, 11:07 AM
Nice sketch, JJ.
And again, a very nice spot.

07-23-2017, 03:45 PM
Good drawing JJ Im surprised you all took it from the same direction .


07-24-2017, 04:34 AM
Thank you Doug Les and Maria..

Les what do you mean I took I all from the same direction?

07-24-2017, 11:20 PM
JJ When I looked at the paintings people are showing i Thought they were all painted looking at the building from the same vantage point was what I meant , maybe i was wrong .


07-25-2017, 05:23 AM
Oh I see, no, I was the only one who drew that building. Graham Drew the bank of New South Wales, Deirdre drew the door and Janet was drawing the view the other way :D

07-25-2017, 11:02 PM
Nice work, JJ! It's really cool to see a sketchers' group like this. :)

07-27-2017, 12:41 AM
It is an awesome group too otherworlder :-)

07-27-2017, 12:44 AM
I had the pleasure to sketch 2 beautiful historic buildings yesterday. Leckhampton House with the Brisbane City Sketchers, and Shafston House with my friend Lisa, from Singapore.

Both sketches in my A4 Holcroft sketchbook mechanical pencil, 0.03 unipin pen and watercolour.

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Leckhampton House; It is leased by College of Surgeons.
Leckhampton House was designed by Alexander Brown Wilson and built from 1889 to 1890 for Charles William Snow. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992

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Shafston House.
It is also known as Anzac Hostel, Ravenscott, and Shafston International College. (which is what it is today)
Shafston House comprises a group of buildings constructed between 1851 and the 1930s, set in substantial grounds with frontage to the Brisbane River. The main house was constructed in several stages between 1851 and 1904 Charles and Mary Foster bought the property in 1883, and are reputed to have demolished the original structure and commissioned FDG Stanley to design a new house on the land. This was the basis for the Gothic structure that stands there now.
The house has a varied history with multiple uses.
After WWI, the property was acquired by the Commonwealth who renamed it Anzac House, using it as a repatriation hospital until around 1969.
After 1969, the property was used by the RAAF as offices and a mess, and a lot of internal restructure occurred at that time.

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07-27-2017, 01:30 AM
Excellent work JJ.


07-27-2017, 04:12 AM
Ohhh, I really like this one, JJ.

Beautiful building, all lacy.

Scene Chaser
07-27-2017, 06:04 AM
Great job!!! JJ, you really took your time with this and the perspective is really nice. Lovely work.

07-27-2017, 10:13 AM
Absolutely beautiful!

07-29-2017, 01:52 AM
Thank you so much Doug, Maria, Bill and Char xx

07-29-2017, 01:53 AM
What a wonderful morning with friends sketching the Historic Newstead House.

Brisbane's oldest surviving residence, Newstead House, is based in Newstead. It was built by Patrick Leslie who had settled on the Darling Downs in 1840, and bought the land at Newstead (35 acres) in 1846 for 51 pounds. He named the original cottage 'Newstead' after Newstead Abbey in England. The house has evolved from the original cottage into the grand residence we are now familiar with.

The Leslie family only lived in the house for a year before it was sold to Captain John Wickham, the first police magistrate and government resident for the Moreton Bay District. He was also Patrick Leslie's brother-in-law. Wickham was the commander of the Beagle upon which Charles Darwin also sailed.

In 1939, the Queensland Government enacted the Newstead House Trust, which was the first legislation in Queensland to preserve an historic structure.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Mechanical pencil - Unipin pen and watercolour.

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07-29-2017, 02:46 AM
Nice sketch JJ, an intersting piece of history.


07-29-2017, 03:06 AM
Very nice, JJ.

Your sketching is getting bolder and bolder. Congratulations!:thumbsup:

I like your little historical explanations. Thank you for making us travelling, and learning.

Scene Chaser
07-29-2017, 05:44 AM
Great sketch, JJ.

07-29-2017, 08:21 AM
Thank you Doug, I enjoyed this one. I have tried to draw this building previously looking up and never succeeded to get it on the page. Today it did!

Maria and Doug, I love knowing the history of the buildings I sketch, makes them more personal, and easier to put my emotion into the drawing.

Thank you maria for your lovely comments.

Thanks Bill, coming from you, that means a lot to me.

Monastic Bat
07-29-2017, 11:32 AM
JJ, these are great and I can still see the joy.:clap::clap::clap: If I lived in your end of the world I would be joining you Sketch Group. That is if you all would have me.

07-29-2017, 12:06 PM
Wheee! Love the ragged lower edge. The fellow in the blue shirt must work quickly to get such a "finished" piece done on location :)

07-30-2017, 07:40 AM
JJ, these are great and I can still see the joy.:clap::clap::clap: If I lived in your end of the world I would be joining you Sketch Group. That is if you all would have me.
Greg You would be most welcome. Let me know when you come on down..Save

07-30-2017, 07:42 AM
Wheee! Love the ragged lower edge. The fellow in the blue shirt must work quickly to get such a "finished" piece done on location :) Thank you! I wanted it to look like the house was on that hill!
Szczepan is a fast drawer and painter. He draws a full sketch first, then hits it with watercolour. He is an architect by trade..Save

07-30-2017, 09:28 AM
I like the falling off the page foreground, JJ. This is an excellent sketch!

07-30-2017, 11:03 AM
Szczepan is a fast drawer and painter. He draws a full sketch first, then hits it with watercolour. He is an architect by trade..Save

Ah.... is he powered by strong coffee, by chance? :)

08-01-2017, 05:54 AM
Haha EP Yup!!

Char thank you so much..

08-01-2017, 05:59 AM
Today was a lot of fun, I caught up with my friend Lisa again. Sadly she goes back to Singapore on Friday. Seven of us sketching this magnificent building. It was windy though and my paint dried way too past..

Shafston House is also known as Anzac Hostel, Ravenscott, and Shafston International College. (which is what it is today)

Shafston House comprises a group of buildings constructed between 1851 and the 1930s, set in substantial grounds with frontage to the Brisbane River. The main house was constructed in several stages between 1851 and 1904 Charles and Mary Foster bought the property in 1883, and are reputed to have demolished the original structure and commissioned FDG Stanley to design a new house on the land. This was the basis for the Gothic structure that stands there now. The house has a varied history with multiple uses.

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A4 sketchbook - mechanical pencil - unipin pen - watercolour.


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08-01-2017, 07:12 AM
SUPER sketch JJ.


08-01-2017, 09:33 AM

Nice sketch!

08-01-2017, 09:41 AM
Very very nice, JJ.

These historical houses suit your hand;) .

Scene Chaser
08-01-2017, 01:25 PM
A great sketch, JJ.

08-01-2017, 08:05 PM
Thank you all so much :-)

08-02-2017, 12:16 AM
Yay! Happy sunny house :)

08-02-2017, 08:56 AM
Thank you EP :wave:

08-02-2017, 11:33 AM
Love your house sketches!

08-03-2017, 01:59 AM
Great sketches JJ. All of the history tidbits are so interesting. Growing up I studied history in school, but it was world history, U.S. history, and history of Ukraine. The only parts of Australian history that I know are a few tidbits I still remember from my history classes in school, what dad shared with me, and those that you share in your sketching thread.

08-04-2017, 02:17 AM
Thank you both very much. Australia is a fascinating place, and the history here in Brisbane very much so. Sydney had the first settlement, and Brisbane was second. Firstly it was a prison settlement but within 3 years or so they came to realise the land here was very fertile and would make wonderful farmland, so in came the Free Settlers..

There are a whole lot of stories I could share, some good and some not so good.

Saturday we are going to Kangaroo Point Cliffs A whole lot of history there. The Cliffs were a sacred meeting lace for the aboriginal peoples.

08-05-2017, 05:47 AM
Fabulous morning with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) at The Cliffs Cafe.

Before British settlement, Kangaroo Point was occupied by the Turrbal people, they fished all long the river. They lived in caves along the cliff front.

It is one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane and subsequently, is one of Brisbane's oldest suburbs, rich in history and character. ...
An explorer in 1823 named John Oxley described the suburb as a “jungle, fringed with mangroves with the higher land open forest, covered with grass.” In the 1825 to 1841, Kangaroo Point was cleared and cultivation of crops became its use. On the later years, it soon opened for free settlement. Surveyor James Warner built the first house at Kangaroo Point in 1844.
Here (http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/50033270) is an interesting article about the early days of kangaroo Point.

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08-05-2017, 06:25 AM
Nice minimalistical style sketches, JJ. I like you varying styles.

Great outing. Thank you.

Scene Chaser
08-05-2017, 06:56 AM
Very nice sketches, JJ. Thanks for the interesting history. You keep good company.

08-05-2017, 08:04 AM
Your cityscape is looking good JJ!

08-05-2017, 08:52 AM
I forgot to tell you,JJ, that the orange and yellow socks detail, goes very well with the chromatic overall of the 2nd photo, and your friend's beret:lol: ;)

Monastic Bat
08-05-2017, 09:54 AM
JJ, these are great, it is always fun to see your sketches.

Munin Raven
08-05-2017, 02:06 PM
Great sketches and location notes as always. But why no mention of my beloved corvid brethren that seems to be joining in the fun? :crying:

08-08-2017, 03:32 AM
I forgot to tell you,JJ, that the orange and yellow socks detail, goes very well with the chromatic overall of the 2nd photo, and your friend's beret:lol: ;) :lol:You noticed! :lol: I have worn odd socks for years :evil:

Thank you so much Bill, Linda xx, Greg, and Munin, you guys are great! :wave:

Munin, how remiss of me. :heart:

08-08-2017, 03:34 AM
Shafston House.

It is also known as Anzac Hostel, Ravenscott, and Shafston International College. (which is what it is today)

Shafston House comprises a group of buildings constructed between 1851 and the 1930s, set in substantial grounds with frontage to the Brisbane River. The main house was constructed in several stages between 1851 and 1904 Charles and Mary Foster bought the property in 1883, and are reputed to have demolished the original structure and commissioned FDG Stanley to design a new house on the land. This was the basis for the Gothic structure that stands there now. The house has a varied history with multiple uses.

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A4 Sketchbook and Lamy pen.

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Five of us today. It was a fun morning.

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Scene Chaser
08-08-2017, 04:06 AM
What a fun drawing that must have been, JJ. Good job! What a nice group.

08-08-2017, 11:07 AM
I notice every detail, JJ.;)

Another superbe sketch. And a nice group, to top the day.

08-08-2017, 11:51 PM
Thank you Bill and Maria xx

Munin Raven
08-12-2017, 02:15 PM
As always, great additions. :thumbsup:

I wish I didn't get so spooked and self conscious when sketching in urban areas. The people really throw me, haha.

08-13-2017, 08:40 AM
Thanks Munin. If you are nervous about people, wear a wide brimmed hat and put ear buds in your ears. They wont come near you :lol:

08-15-2017, 06:52 AM
Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) in West End today. West End is a very old suburb, and has amazing old homesteads.

No. 15 Wanda Walha and N0 9 right next door Hillside, on Gray Road, West End. Both houses built by the same man in 1885. He owned a timber yard on Montague Road in the day. I did some research, and there were 5 saw mills/timber yards on Montague road then. J. Hogan may well have been the gentleman in question.

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The left facing one as the residence,and the right facing as a rental.
A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Lamy pen and watercolour.

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08-15-2017, 06:56 AM
Superb sketch JJ, colour makes all the difference, love the red roofs.


08-15-2017, 07:07 AM
aaaaaw thank you Doug :)

08-15-2017, 07:18 AM
Now we're talking, JJ!!!

That is one very great sketch. These ladies deserve colour, indeed.;)

08-15-2017, 07:53 AM
I agree with Doug and Maria, SUPER sketch!!

Scene Chaser
08-15-2017, 08:02 AM
Nice sketch, JJ. You look like you're having fun.

08-15-2017, 08:12 AM
I agree ^^^^^^^! Well done JJ!

08-15-2017, 09:06 AM
Your sketch is a beauty, JJ! I really like the colour.

08-15-2017, 05:24 PM
I love how you translated these colours. They're vibrant!

08-16-2017, 06:27 AM
Thank you all so very much. I really appreciate all your comments.

Munin Raven
08-18-2017, 12:21 PM
Great job on the houses. I bet those timber mills would have been superb subjects to sketch.

08-19-2017, 05:15 AM
Munin, yes, I bet too. I would have to drive about an hour or so to find one now. Worth the drive methinks.

08-20-2017, 03:55 AM
Southside Art Market has events several times a year. The Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) have a standing invite to come join in. It was an awesome day today, with some awesome sketching done. I got 2 artworks done and some worthwhile networking.

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First sketch of the day was of the wonderful musicians La Dolce Vita Music group

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Second sketch of part of the setup. The art market was diverse and wonderful. They even had a ceramic glazing ad firing going. Pity I didn't have time to do one..

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08-20-2017, 03:59 AM
Absolutely fantastic, JJ.
I love the band. You represented well the mouvement.

Scene Chaser
08-20-2017, 06:22 AM
Terrific sketches, JJ. The first one is very artistic.

08-20-2017, 09:39 AM
Well done JJ!!! I know how hard that is, I've tried..... Looks like a very interesting place.

Monastic Bat
08-20-2017, 10:15 AM
Great sketches JJ. It looks like you had a fun day.


08-20-2017, 10:22 AM
Great sketches, with a sunny, joyful vibe.

08-25-2017, 08:13 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comments everyone.. :)

08-25-2017, 08:13 AM
Sacred heart Church was designed by GHM Addison and built in 1918 as the third in twenty years for the Sisters of Mercy who’d infiltrated the area to teach children.
The first wooden church built in 1898 was moved across the road to serve as a school and the second church s built. The second church was built in 1907 but quickly became too small for the ever growing parish, so the foundation stone for this magnificent church was laid in 1917

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook and pen

The interior of the church is beautiful, and has just been restored for their 100 year celebrations

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6"x9" sketchbook pen and watercolour

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08-25-2017, 01:27 PM
Very nice sketches, JJ.
I like that the used the church's side to insert the story.

And the usual suspects invaded another coffe shop;)

Scene Chaser
08-25-2017, 05:17 PM
Nice sketches, JJ. Looks like you all had such great fun.

08-25-2017, 08:54 PM
So cool !!! :)

08-26-2017, 03:35 AM
Thank you all so much for popping in and commenting. :-)

08-26-2017, 03:35 AM
Fabulous morning urban sketching on the Brisbane River with the Brisbane City Sketchers. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/)

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Story Bridge and Howard Smith Wharves
5.5" x 7.5" sketchbook lamy pen and watercolour

The Howard Smith Wharves were constructed 1934-early 1940s by the Queensland Government to provide relief work during the depression years of the 1930s. Initially known as the Brisbane Central Wharves, the project was undertaken in conjunction with the construction of the Story Bridge, one of the Forgan-Smith government's principal employment-generating projects. Like other such schemes, the Brisbane Central Wharves not only provided employment, but established important infrastructure for Queensland's future development. Brisbane Central Wharves were leased by the Australian coastal shipping company Howard Smith Co. Ltd (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/) from the mid-1930s until the early 1960s, and are more usually referred to as the Howard Smith Wharves.

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5.5" x 7.5" sketchbook - water brushes filled with water and ink.

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Customs houses were built in all major Australian ports in the nineteenth century. Customs and excise duties were an important source of revenue, levied on goods from overseas and in some cases from other colonies. The port of Brisbane grew quickly so in 1884 the Queensland government agreed to replace its existing Customs House at Petrie Bight, a modest single storey brick structure, with a much grander edifice. Designed by Charles McLay of the Colonial Architect's office, it is two storeys high on the Queen Street frontage, while three storeys are visible from the river side. Its grand public space, The Long Room, is surmounted by a copper sheathed dome. With work commencing in 1886, this imposing and rare surviving masterpiece of the Colonial Architects Office took three years and £38,346 to build.
The Brisbane Customs House is a fine example of Victorian Free Classical style, with its grand colonnades and portico, and a dome which still manages to be a major feature on the landscape, despite being overlooked by adjacent high rise office and apartment blocks.

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08-26-2017, 04:52 AM
This is lovely! Especially the boat.
I always sketch on my own, but sketching in a group looks like a lot of fun.

08-26-2017, 05:04 AM
The bridge is very nice, but I like them all.

Thank you JJ.

08-26-2017, 09:40 AM
Your sketching group is always so productive! I like all but the heavier sketch. It seems almost foreboding... which is ok, too... :)

Munin Raven
08-26-2017, 10:07 AM
I love the boat and the architectural detail of the customs house. :thumbsup:

08-27-2017, 06:43 AM
Your sketching group is always so productive! I like all but the heavier sketch. It seems almost foreboding... which is ok, too... :) Yes it is rather foreboding, I agree. Yo are not alone it is 50/50 on liking the city skyline. :lol:

Raindrop, sketching with a group is fun, and very productive come morning tea and show and tell. Lots of learning and fabulous art conversations happen over coffee. :)

Thank you Munin and Maria. :thumbsup:

08-27-2017, 07:12 AM
I don't dislike the city skyline.
It is part of experimenting, playful with values, and gives a different view of the skyline.
Moreover, it allows you to see up where you can go with this technic.
My two cents.

08-27-2017, 11:53 AM

Scene Chaser
08-27-2017, 03:00 PM
Very nice drawings, JJ. I like the sailboat best.

08-28-2017, 02:39 AM
An excellent series of sketches JJ.


08-29-2017, 04:40 AM
Thank you all so much, your comments mean the world t me xx

08-29-2017, 04:41 AM
Yungaba was designed by John James Clark and built c. 1885 by William Peter Clark. It is also known as Yungaba Immigration Depot, Immigration Barracks, and No.6 Australian General Hospital.
The first residents were passengers on the migrant ship Duke of Buccleuch who landed on 6 December 1887. Yungaba ceased to operate as a migrant hostel in 1993. It has undergone refurbishment, and is now "The residences" apartments.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook
Lamy pen and a splash of watercolour.

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Scene Chaser
08-29-2017, 06:03 AM
An excellent drawing, JJ. I enjoy reading the histories you give us.

08-29-2017, 07:29 AM
A super sketch JJ, nice bit of history too. That splash of colour makes a lot of difference.


08-29-2017, 07:41 AM
Thank you so very much Bill and Doug.. Doug, yes I do like minimalist colour, I find it to be very effective in getting the story across.

Monastic Bat
08-29-2017, 10:05 AM
Always a treat to see your work JJ, as I have said before there is a joy in your sketching.:clap::clap::clap:

08-29-2017, 11:04 AM
Superbe, as usual.

Thank you, JJ.

08-29-2017, 12:30 PM
Very nice, JJ. It's not just the colours that are effective -- the lines are clean and economical, too. I like it.

08-30-2017, 02:13 AM
Thank you so much Greg..

Maria you are lovely..

Thank you very much raindrop..

09-09-2017, 04:34 AM
The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has a long and varied history; from a meeting place for local Aboriginal people prior to European settlement, a gazetted park in the 1870s to a railway goods yard the area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has been a focal point for the people and commerce of Brisbane.

The Turrbal people used the area around Roma Street Parkland for a variety of purposes prior to the arrival of the first Europeans, uses which included recreation, hunting and camping. On at least occasion in the 1840s it is recorded that the Roma Street area was used for a major gathering of Aboriginal groups from south-east Queensland and was probably the last of such gatherings in the Brisbane area.

Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/)

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7.5" x 5.5" sketchbook

Lamy pen and watercolours.

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BRISBANE CITY SKETCHERS (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/)

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09-09-2017, 09:55 AM
What a great day filled with art!

09-09-2017, 10:50 AM
Wheee! So good!

09-09-2017, 03:08 PM
Thank you ladies xx

09-12-2017, 02:02 AM
Great sketches JJ. I think your penwork is excellent.

09-12-2017, 03:37 AM
Nice. You have a good eye. I probably wouldn't even have noticed that information centre -- but it actually makes for a really interesting drawing, with its sharp angles, the bright yellow, and the plants to soften it all!

09-12-2017, 05:00 AM
Thank you so much Sandra and Raindrop xx

09-12-2017, 05:07 AM
St Stephens School is a heritage-listed former Roman Catholic school. It was designed by architect John Ibler and built in 1892 by Thomas Rees..

This three-storeyed school building is built in the Gothic Revival style. The school stands on land which was designated for church use in 1847 and officially granted to the Catholic Church in 1849.
Classes had been conducted in various "second-hand" buildings since 1845, but on 20 March 1892 Archbishop Robert Dunne, a trained teacher, laid the foundation stone for this purpose-built school.

A tin capsule containing copies of the three Brisbane daily newspapers and The Australasian was lodged under the stone.


11" x 15' Bockingford paper Lamy pen and watercolour.





09-12-2017, 05:25 AM
Lovely sketch JJ, I rotated the photo for you.


Joan T
09-12-2017, 05:19 PM
I am trying to catch up here. Luckily I see a lot of your sketches on FB, but some of these I don't remember seeing. You are so prolific!!!

09-16-2017, 05:02 AM
These last ones are superbe, JJ.

Glad you feel better, and could renew with sketching.:clap:

09-16-2017, 01:16 PM
Oh sunny cheerful yellow pants! :)

Scene Chaser
09-16-2017, 01:41 PM
Nice sketch, JJ. Love that you have good fellowship.

09-17-2017, 07:28 AM
Thank you all for popping in and commenting. Love you guys. :)

Thank you for turning my photo Doug xx

EP I am always wearing something bright :-D

Bill, so do I. They are a good bunch of people..

09-17-2017, 07:29 AM
Logan’s best kept secret is Castle Rumble (https://www.facebook.com/Castle-Rumble-161548990546495/), a medieval-style 'castle' built brick by brick by Brian Rumble, an artist and sculptor (whose past projects include work on Brisbane’s Grammar School, St Andrews Church and Dreamworld). (Extract from Must Do Brisbane - Deb Lidster)

Like the Addams Family house, the castle is creepy and kooky. Set on four hectares, the castle is guarded by gargoyles at the gated entrance. The gardens are landscaped with quirky sculptures and statues while the home itself is a mixture of Tudor meets medieval with a touch of Gothic thrown in. The castle is complete with turret, lead-light windows and a courtyard straight out of the Middle Ages. The latter has been used in the past to host banquets, birthday parties and even weddings. Inside is equally intriguing with dimly-lit rooms covered in cobwebs and a thick layer of dust.
Visitors can only access the first floor of this four story home; however the turret offers 360 degree views from Mt Coot-tha to Cunningham’s Gap. Behind the castle, there’s a vine-covered two-story dwelling with a workshop of sorts on the ground floor, while upstairs you’ll find a bed chamber, stunning stained glass and intricately carved timber wall and impressive views.
Nice to know – Castle Rumble is currently on the market (at time of visiting in September 2017) for the right buyer. While developers have shown an interest in the land, the family would like the new owner to keep the castle and let Brian’s labour of love live on.

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A4 Sketchbook Lamy Pen and Watercolours.

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09-17-2017, 07:43 AM
A fine sketch and an interesting building JJ.


Munin Raven
09-17-2017, 02:06 PM
Very nice architecture. You handled the subject very well. I wish you had tackled the gargoyles too. :)

09-17-2017, 02:19 PM
Looks a bit like a gingerbread house :)

09-18-2017, 07:15 AM
Thanks Doug, I am planning to go back again.

Munin, it got very windy and cold, so I stopped sketching. I really wanted to sketch the gate..

EP you are so right. It is an amazing building that was built (added to) over several years.

Munin Raven
09-18-2017, 12:27 PM
Munin, it got very windy and cold, so I stopped sketching. I really wanted to sketch the gate..

A shame. I bet the gates to such a wonderful mish-mash were also uniquely fun.

Joan T
09-19-2017, 02:49 PM
Interesting building and nice sketch of it!

Monastic Bat
09-20-2017, 10:10 AM
Great, fun to see sketches, as usual. I look forward to seeing the gate.:):)

09-23-2017, 03:45 AM
Munin, I am going back, I will do the gates first :-)

09-23-2017, 03:45 AM
This structure started life as a mill for grinding wheat into flour. It was built in 1820s by convict labour, and at first it had sails, but there wasn't enough wind, so they took them down and put in a treadmill. (A wheel like a paddle steamer wheel) that the prisoners and to "walk' all day long. In 1861 the mill was converted to a telegraph signal station. A time ball was added to the roof of the tower in the 1860s – the ball dropped each day at 1pm so Brisbane’s residents could set their watches. The time ball operated until 1930.
During the 1890s the fire brigade used the tower for observation. The Queensland Institute of Radio Engineers conducted radio research from the tower in the early 1920s, and Queensland’s first television broadcast was transmitted from the tower in 1934.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook lamy Pen and watercolour

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Teach me to sit under a tree to sketch. hahahaha

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09-23-2017, 03:51 AM
Super sketch JJ. An interesting structure with an interesting history.


09-23-2017, 05:48 AM
Thank you Doug, yes this tower in interesting, and I have been inside and right up to the top. Not much room in there, and it is very humid and hot. It's easy to feel the horror and frustration the prisoners felt when they were sent here as punishment.

09-23-2017, 06:22 AM
It was a long day sketching today. Super fun though. Firstly we went to the Manly Esplanade. Only three of us, but it surely doesn't diminish from the experience. great art conversations were had.

My friend Deirdre was coming to our sketchout, but she got confused on the train, and ended up going back home. She is a marvel this girl, 86 years young, and lives on her own , does for herself too. She is just starting to get a little muddled, sadly.

Anyway I digress. I felt bad for her not coming to sketchout as she was so excited when I rang her this morning. She went with me to the Pen Shop last week and bought herself a new Lamy pen.

So, :-) After the morning sketching, I drove into the city to her house and we went to West End and hunted for somewhere to sketch. We had walked down and it was really hot, so we headed for the Three Monkeys Cafe.. A cold Ginger Crush drinks pad and pens... heaven!

First up was sketching at the beautiful Manly Boat harbour. Manly Boat Harbour is now the largest boat harbour facility in the Southern Hemisphere, and a fabulous place to go sketch. So many nooks and crannies to go draw.
Today, however, I decided to sketch the esplanade. It was way too hot for me to sit in the sun. Go figure, it is only spring here..

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5.5" x 7.5" Sketchbook (double page) Lamy pens (I have 3 - Fine nib - Medium nib - Calligraphy nib.)

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Sczcepans work is phenomenal!

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Same sketchbook as above.

The Three Monkeys cafe, over a Ginger Crush (drink) we sketched.

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09-23-2017, 06:15 PM
Wonderful! And I enjoy the photo with the three Lamy pens on the ink sketch :)

09-24-2017, 01:59 AM
Oh, full scenes with people, street lamps, trees gone bendy, tables and... all sorts of things! Excellent!

09-24-2017, 07:42 AM
Thank you both :)Save

Monastic Bat
09-24-2017, 09:34 AM
Beautiful pen work. I think it is great that you look after your friend.

Munin Raven
09-24-2017, 12:28 PM
Lovely tree, and interesting looking cafe decor. Great name too. :)

Joan T
09-24-2017, 09:51 PM
Nice pen work in both. Love that tree!!!

09-26-2017, 06:54 AM
Thank you all so much :)

09-26-2017, 06:55 AM
I had a lovely morning with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/), sketching the HB SALES Building (Acme Engineering Works) on Margaret Street Brisbane. Designed by Frank Longland and it was built in 1912.

This whole area right down to the Botanic gardens was known as Frogs Hollow. Frogs Hollow was a low-lying area that stretched from Elizabeth St down to the river at the Botanical Gardens and bounded on the other two sides by George St and Edward St.
If you walk along Edward Street down to Smellie and Co there is a cafe there with Christopher Trotters artwork on the wall and a plaque paying tribute to Frogs Hollow.

The area was not only a swampy area, it was also a bad area, with brothels, in fact it became Brisbane's red light district, where prostitution, sly grog and even opium dens were the norm'.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook - Lamy pen, and watercolour

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Both of these buildings (there are 2 side by side) Acme Engineering and Watson Bros.. are heritage listed, thank goodness.
Acme Engineering Works remained in the premises until 1928, after which it was owned by Charles Jeays who operated in plumbers' supplies. After WWII the building was occupied by Gardiner Batteries and then HB Sales from 1958. The last couple of inhabitants appear to be vendors of bicycles and accessories.

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09-26-2017, 09:06 AM
Lovely sketches as always JJ... I'm a little puzzled by the perspective, though.

Joan T
09-27-2017, 10:25 PM
Your sketch group finds really interesting spots to sketch. Love the roof line on the latest one.

Munin Raven
09-30-2017, 01:12 PM
Sorry, but every time I see the word "Acme", I just can't help but think of poor ol' Wiley Coyote. :( Great sketch of the front of the building. A pity that tree is vying for attention, but I wouldn't want it removed.

09-30-2017, 08:44 PM
Lovely sketches as always JJ... I'm a little puzzled by the perspective, though.

I didn't see it until after I sat up, that the building behind the one I was sketching actually went all the that through to the front. The tree was in my way, so the wall of the other building looks like it is part of the building I drew, which it wasn't.

Yes Munin me too poor little Roadrunner. :lol:

Thank you Joan..

09-30-2017, 09:07 PM
The Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) went to the Japanese garden at the Mount Coot-tha gardens today to sketch. It was a fabulous morning, much fun and laughter.

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A5 Holcroft sketchbook lamy pen loaded with carbon ink.

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Watercolour added.

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Scene Chaser
10-01-2017, 12:20 AM
JJ, thanks for the suggestion on the patella strap. I'll look for one here.

Also, lovely sketches. What a nice place to sketch and spend the day.
Hope you are well.

10-01-2017, 08:01 AM
Thank you Bill, it is a beautiful place for sure. Thank you for asking about my health, I am doing very well :)

10-01-2017, 08:53 AM
Your sketch is really pretty and the bit of colour makes it special!

Joan T
10-01-2017, 09:01 PM
The last sketch is great and I love the photo of you sitting by the water!

10-02-2017, 08:22 AM
Thank you so much Char and Joan xx

10-03-2017, 02:11 AM
Great sketches JJ. Your penwork is really good.

10-03-2017, 04:55 AM
Thank you Sandra, very much.

10-03-2017, 04:56 AM
Wonderful morning sketching this morning, with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/)at Kangaroo Point. The morning started off wet, but the sun soon came out and it was a glorious day.

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A4 Holcroft sketchbook watercolour and ink.

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10-07-2017, 05:25 AM
Brisbane had their Open House today and it continues tomorrow. Open House (http://www.openhouseworldwide.org/) is a worldwide event, with cities opening their historic buildings to the public.

Brisbane City Sketchers has a yearly sketchout event on the Saturday, visiting as many buildings as we and and sketching where we can.. There were 5 of us today, 3 left after Craigston, my friend Leslie and I kept sketching and visiting.

All my sketches are in my A5 Holcroft sketchbook, with various Lamy pens.

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Criagston is Brisbanes first Cooperatively owned building. It is also the first reinforced concrete framed multi-storied building in Brisbane Architect Arnold Conrad

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Architect Richard gaily is a favourite of mine, he has designed some amazing buildings in the city. He was a devout Baptist, and designed this building free of charge. Built at a time when the Gothic style was very popular, the tabernacle was designed in a contrasting Classical design. It is magnificent inside as it is out, and well worthy of a visit.

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The next two sketches were done in All saints Anglican Church. (built 1862) this church is the oldest Anglican church in Brisbane.
There are some fabulous stained glass windows in here, some made by local William Bustard.

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The organist today totally delightful.

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10-07-2017, 06:32 AM
Excellent sketches JJ, especially the organist.


10-07-2017, 04:19 PM
I love the organist's wiggly fingers! And she nods in rhythm as she plays, I can just see it! Very lively sketches. :)

10-10-2017, 02:00 AM
Thank you Raindrop and Doug :)

10-10-2017, 04:12 AM
The Howard Smith Wharves were constructed 1934-early 1940s by the Queensland Government to provide relief work during the depression years of the 1930s. Initially known as the Brisbane Central Wharves, the project was undertaken in conjunction with the construction of the Story Bridge.

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My pen and ink morning this morning, for Ink Tober

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Watercolour added

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For this sketch, I used water brushes filled with diluted ink..

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10-10-2017, 04:40 AM
Great sketch JJ, where did the cliffs come from?


10-10-2017, 04:57 AM
Kangaroo Point cliffs were so names Doug, because the area teemed with kangaroos, which was the aboriginal peoples main food source.

The cliffs look as they do today, because the women prisoners were made to quarry the rocks to build the buildings in the city. I just can't get my head around women scaling those cliff on ropes with hammer and chisels and quarrying the rocks, huge they were too, for the builders.

The rock from the cliffs is porphyry a gorgeous multi coloured rock, made so from very serious volcanic action that happened some 2 million years ago. The colours are beautiful, purples and ochre, and greens, and pinks and well, next time I am out and about I will take some photos for you..

The cliff are heritage listed and no one is allowed to every quarry them again, but, (tongue in cheek) the developers are now allowed to build markets and a the like in this area.
There are also historic air raid shelters here. You can see, Doug, what they have planned here (https://howardsmithwharves.com/the-plan/)..

10-10-2017, 02:37 PM
Great sketches. I love love love the "Sidewood" one. Also, what a striking bit of History...

Monastic Bat
10-11-2017, 09:47 AM
Love em all JJ. It is always a treat to see your work.

Joan T
10-11-2017, 10:35 PM
You've had quite a variety of sketching opportunities. These are great!

10-12-2017, 06:40 AM
Thank you all for your support Thanks Raindrop, I kinda like that one too

Joan loads of sketching opportunities all over this magnificent City..

Greg, thank you :)

10-17-2017, 03:30 AM
Fun morning with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) sketching in the rain. Well, not really, we holed up in the Watt Restaurant at the power House.

Lourdes Hill College was so named by the Archbishop of Brisbane after Lourdes in France, where Mary is said to have appeared to a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous. It was founded in 1916 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict.

The school still caters for approximately 970 students from Years 8 to 12 (12 to 18 years of age)

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Holcroft A4 Sketchbook Lamy Pen and Watercolour

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The diehards :-D

10-17-2017, 03:46 AM
A very good sketch considering the conditions JJ.


10-18-2017, 07:30 AM
Thanks Doug.

10-21-2017, 04:40 AM
I went to the State library of Brisbane today to sketch. It was a very rainy day, in fact this evening it is still raining, but I had a blast. I am a die hard Urban Sketcher..

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First sketch, I was sitting at the Library cafe, waiting to see if anyone else in Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/)was as crazy as me. It has been 12 months there about since I sat here and sketched across river, and I was really taken by how much has changed and is still changing. The only thing that really stays the same are the cranes..

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After about 30 minutes or so, it was obvious that no one in the group was venturing out to sketch with me, so I headed inside the Library to the Red Box.
I drew this view looking to the left at the Kurilpa Bridge. The Kurilpa Bridge is the longest tensity bridge in the world.

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This sketch, is of the Brisbane City Library Buildings across the river from the State library. The huge building built above them is the Brisbane City Council Building.

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I had a lovely mornng sketching, and after I had my lunch I spent 2 hours poking around the Art galleries right next door.

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10-21-2017, 06:30 AM
Bravo JJ, even in the rain you found somewhere to sketch.

I like the splash of colour.


10-22-2017, 04:42 AM
Thanks Doug. I did have a fun day on my own.. :)

Joan T
10-23-2017, 05:02 PM
Glad you are finding places to sketch and stay dry! Great job!!

10-24-2017, 05:31 AM
Thank you Joan. With our summers being wet (subtropics) I have lots of places that I have sourced over the years to sketch in.

10-24-2017, 05:32 AM
New Farm park is a Heritage Listed Park in Brisbane. The park covers 15 hectares (37 acres) and is at the southeastern end of the New Farm peninsula on a bend in the Brisbane River.
The area was dotted by lagoons and waterholes, which the Aboriginals named Binkin-ba, meaning "place of the land tortoise".
The land on which the park now stands was initially a farm. A racecourse was built on the site in 1846, which operated until 1913, when the land for the park was acquired by the Brisbane City Council. Besides the historic Rotunda, built in 1915, facilities included a croquet lawn, picnic areas, cricket wickets, tennis courts and football grounds.

The park has magnificent Jacaranda and Poinciana trees. (I think there are very few original Jacarandas left maybe only three (disease and storms being the culprits) a rose garden, and if you wish to know more look Here (http://www.newfarmpark.com.au/horticulture.cfm)

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First sketch is of the New farm Ferry Terminal whilst I was waiting for the rest of the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) to arrive.

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oh-oh. I forgot to put the M on FARM :lol:

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These are two of the original Jacarandas planted around 1914

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It was a fabulous day, loads of fun and learning, and we have picked up a new member.. Thanks so much for looking :)

10-25-2017, 01:02 AM
Great sketches, JJ.

Joan T
10-26-2017, 09:32 PM
Wonderful color in the jacaranda tree! That is so pretty. Looks like you had a good group there.

10-29-2017, 09:19 AM
Beautiful sketch of the flower trees! Especially how you used the colors of the flowers for the pavement as well. It's really cool seeing the group on site!

10-29-2017, 11:20 AM
Oh! Such joyful sketching and artmaking :)

10-30-2017, 06:15 AM
Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Yes, the Brisbane City Sketchers are a fabulous group.

10-31-2017, 06:18 AM
The Princess Theatre is a heritage-listed theatre in Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by architect John Beauchamp Nicholson and built in 1888. It is also known as South Brisbane Public Hall and Boggo Road Theatre. It is now a LifeCity Church, with a barber Shoppe on one side of the main entrance and the Halo Cafe on the other side.
There were five Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) out today enjoying the gorgeous weather and good company.

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First sketch with my lamy pen

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Such a beautiful building

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The Barber Shoppe

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Sketched from across the road.

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10-31-2017, 09:42 AM
What a nice group and fabulous sketches, JJ!

10-31-2017, 10:07 AM
Well done Judy, lovely sketches.


10-31-2017, 10:15 PM
Thank you Doug and Char xx They are a wonderful bunch of people.

11-07-2017, 06:22 AM
Lovely morning sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) in the City. we sat under the awning if the District magistrates Court and sketched the Explorer Inn in Turbot Street. This art deco building is on the Heritage register and was built in 1916, that is all I can find out so far.

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A4 Holcroft Sketchbook lamy pen and watercolour.

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11-07-2017, 06:33 AM
P.S. My building isn't crooked, the paper is curved from the sun. (note to self.... put small bull dog clips back in art bag)

11-07-2017, 06:45 AM
Another fun day JJ.


11-07-2017, 12:43 PM
Nice! I like how you included the buildings surrounding the inn -- a bit like a frame within the frame.

Joan T
11-13-2017, 09:01 PM
It is always nice to see your work, and I enjoyed seeing the work of the other sketches too.

11-19-2017, 05:41 AM
Thank you Raindrop, Joan, and Doug xx

11-19-2017, 05:41 AM
Sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrisbaneCitySketchers/) on Manly Parade in Brisbane. Manly is a very old settlement , once the playground of the very wealthy.

European settlement of the Manly area first took place around 1860. In 1882 land was sold by auction for the Manly Beach Estate, apparently named after Manly, New South Wales beach in Sydney. By the early 1900s the area had become a popular seaside location. Very large holiday homes were built, and people flocked for healthy holidays by the sea.

Today is is still an expensive place to live, but not as popular anymore. When cars arrived on the scene, all the holiday makes fled to the northside of Brisbane to Sandgate.

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Celtic Corner is an Irish eating house. Gorgeous old building with no history, apparently.

Both sketches done in my A4 Holcroft sketchbook - Lamy pen - Watercolour

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This is my friend John

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11-19-2017, 06:19 AM
Nice sketches JJ, a great group of sketches. We took a flying visit to Manley Beach, Sydney by ferry when we were there. Fabulous beach.


11-19-2017, 06:40 AM
I have been to Manly beach in Sydney too. Have the most amazing Cod and chips :D I love the Sydney Ferry.

Joan T
11-28-2017, 08:33 PM
I like your sketches of the buildings and that you caught another sketcher at work.

12-02-2017, 08:14 PM
Just superb works by all of you and your friends!

12-03-2017, 03:48 PM
Your sketching group does not mess around with easy subjects. It has been a nice stroll through your well drawn work. I would be afraid to tackle many of these subject buildings. Gary