Monday, September 04, 2006

EDM Challenge 29 - Local Architecture



Sketching down at the marina. It was so windy that me and my book were buffeted constantly making detail impossible and fast sketching an absolute necessity. The noise was amazing, the tapping of cables agains masts, ropes creaking and a something that sounded like one of the giant masts must have been hollow and the wind howling across the opening was making that blowing-across-the-open-neck-of-a-bottle sound. (Yes, I have imagination; no I don't know much about boats.) And then the spray kept coming over the breakwall behind me... And then it was time to go home!












This is my local post office. I keep a private box there, post my letters, pick up parcels. It is one of the few buildings in

of any great age. I think it is actually the only surviving brick building from pre 1950's. It is dominated by the high school and it's heavy 70's architecture. And it is opposite a nice pub which I think I will have to draw another day. Maybe when it is hot. I might need refreshment...

And now I find I've actually completed another EDM Challenge unbeknowns to me! Yey!

12 comments:

Lin said...

WONDERFULLY DONE!!! Love how you managed to get in enough details (despite the wind)!!!

Teri C said...

Beautiful and so well done. Even more so with all the wind!

sarahsartblog said...

Very nice--I look forward to seeing your sketches from Paris, Rome, and Venice.
Sarah

Karen said...

Great job, Jan. I especially like the marina one - I'm attracted to the pattern of lights and darks you used and the way the shapes work together.

Linda said...

And I particularly love the post office! These are wonderful drawings.

clare said...

yoBeautiful Work Karen, can't wait to see your travel journal.

Penny said...

Wonderful drawings, you travel sketchbook will be a delight to see and to keepa nd to record. I love the Post Office and the Marina.

Jana Bouc said...

These are great! I love the boat ramp picture. I could feel the breeze blowing and smell the salt air! Really fun to see.

Robyn said...

It is fabulous to see Aussie architecture here. Beautiful!

Laura said...

These are so incredibly fresh and fun! It's such a pleasure to look at and study them!

Gillie said...

I had you bookmarked but hidden away ... and found you this evening. I have spent hours going through your archives and your links and am wondering how I am ever going to get off my backside and back to my journals when there is so much wonderful work to be found online.

I think I am supposed to say thank you .....and I do mean to ....but part of me is wondering how I can possibly not add yours and so many of your own links to my favourites and if I do, how I am ever going to get around to doing any work :)

Thank you for a wonderful evening surfing through your links :)

Sugar Mouse In The Rain said...

Beautiful drawings.