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New Zealand Sketching

Post by TaranakiSketcher » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:46 am

Returned from a month's campervanning - aiming to capture a little of the 'magestical' South Island
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Cannibal Bay Sealions Catlins.jpg
Sealions
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Cosy Nook.jpg
The holiday home behind me was aptly called 'Pollyfilla Villa'
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Lady Bowen Milford Sound.jpg
Milford Sound
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Mitre Peak Milford Sound.jpg
Mitre Peak - Fiordland National Park
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Orepuki Beach Cafe.jpg
Nothing between here and the Antarctic
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Patea Explorer Doubtful Sound.jpg
Fiordland - West Arm out to the Tasman Sea
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The Whistling Frog The Catlins.jpg
The Whistling Frog Cafe - and they do.
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Waipapa Point Lighthouse.jpg
Waipapa Lighthouse - The Catlins
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Vinbrux Bakery & Kaffehaus Oamaru.jpg
Oamaru Kaffeehaus
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NPL ALK SI Flight.jpg
Enroute home, me sketching - me sketching - me..
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Post by TaranakiSketcher » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:50 am

South Island Part II
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Omarama Clay Cliffs.jpg
Camper at Oamaru Clay Cliffs
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Motor Home Interior Milford Sound.jpg
Inside Camper
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Mrs Woolly's General Store Glenorchy.jpg
Head of lake Wakatipu
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Albatross spotting Otago Penninsula.jpg
Spot the albatross
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Arrowtown.jpg
Sat sitting in the gutter in Arrowtown
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Fairlie Bakehouse.jpg
Fairlie good pies here
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Emma Cromwell Historic Precinct.jpg
Busking in Cromwell - Central Otago
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Post by Andre Jute » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:51 pm

These sketches are superb, Scott, well worth waiting for. They have the ambience, the air, of the place. I love them all. The sparse, pointed use of colour is really striking. Those sea lions in their characteristic questing, sniffing posture when on the beach are very -- characteristic, absolutely spot on.

It's odd how personal experience can influence our judgement. If before I saw your sketch someone asked me to recall the light house, I would probably not even remember having seen it. But the minute I saw your sketch, I recalled the day, even the amusing girl I was with, and her Holden in lime green with a fine check in white and black on the upholstery. The spare use of colour is especially good on the lighthouse, really directing the eye, giving a static subject motion.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Post by TaranakiSketcher » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:59 am

Thanks Andre for your kind words. Yes sketches can help remind us of earlier events. Sounds like your lighthouse experience was in Australia.
We saw quite a few lighthouses, mainly of early Scottish design, each with lighthouse families in earlier times.

Attached a potpourri of other sketches
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Pou sketch.jpg
Pou (pole) I recently carved
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Fitzroy Motor Camp.jpg
Camping Ground
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St Andrews 2.21.jpg
St Andrews
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Puki Ariki Artifacts.jpg
1860's Artifacts
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Infusion - Scott Wilson.jpg
Infusion Food cart
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NPBHS Memorial Gates.jpg
Boys High Memorial Gates
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Speedway Midgets.jpg
Speedway Midget display
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Neil's VW.jpg
VW Midget
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