Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Iona Dairy

In New Plymouth, the Iona Dairy has a reputation of reasonably generous scoops of ice cream. So after a bit of drawing and painting, we decided to go for a taste test. What do you think?

This one was actually done a few weeks ago. You know... before the world was put on Pause. Looking forward to getting back to normal things like dairy product research again. In the meantime, I'll be drawing and painting (and snacking) around our house.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Americarna 2020 - More Bel Airs

At this year's Americarna, I ignored the new cars and went with a classic car to sketch. This is a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. A great car in a design variant before they started to get very ugly in the 60's and 70's. I also did this one standing up so it gives it a slightly different angle than usual. There is another quick drawing from a couple days before when they stopped in Waitara. I've never gone out to see the cars when they stop at the smaller towns. I'm not sure if each of the small stops get ALL the cars, there were still tons and it's quite a nice vibe to see Americarna outside New Plymouth.

Friday, February 21, 2020

AmeriCARna 2020

700 US classic cars lined the street.  This 1957 Chev 3100 pickup caught my eye



Brian remarked on a monster US Vietnam Oshkosh army truck towing a procession of equipment owned by a local entity - in the next street.  I couldn't help myself.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

North Egmont Farm

A magnificent view of Maunga Taranaki from North Egmont could be seen close up at this Dairy Farm.  A couple of us had an expedition out to the farm today.

Some Friesian crosses waiting to be milked - I should have bottled the odour to share with you., The ear tags were most colourful.  Also this farm vehicle parked up ready to go.



Monday, February 3, 2020

Beer Emergency Vehicle


Last night Wellington Urban Sketchers met in Leeds Street, Te Aro to sketch in the lanes around there. I found this classic ambulance down the lane behind Fortune Favours Beer bar and brewery. I forgot to check the rego to determine the make and model, but I think it is a Dodge. We finished off the evening with a drink at Goldings Bar.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Napier sketch weekend 3-5 April


Join us for a weekend of sketching in Napier this April. Keep an eye on Facebook for coming information on the weekends schedule. 

Don't forget to drop Sharon a line on aunty.seahorse@gmail.com to let her know you're coming – just to give us an idea of how many to expect on the weekend.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mitsubishi 4x4 van


This awesome van was for sale on the side of the road. I like how it's just a normal small van with a bunch of outdoorsy optional extras. It's over a quarter century old and has over a quarter million kilometres on it. It's also way overpriced, but I'm sure someone will buy it.