Thursday, June 16, 2016
Judges Bay, Parnell
This one took a few days to finish. I only had half an hour that first day with the Big Draw group, so needed to come back and fill in some blanks. Luckily the sun was out again so I could catch the warm early morning light casting shadows across the headstones. There's a lot of detail to try to fit in looking across Judges Bay, over Tamaki Drive to the busy port and the North Shore across the harbour.
I did this super quick sketch of the port from the carpark on Gladstone Road on my way home. The port is so close at this point you can get a really good look at the action.
The Fergusson Container Terminal was flat out loading containers onto several vessels while a tug towing something oversized ambles past in the background.
I think Auckland's waterfront would lose a lot of it's charm and interest if we got rid of the port.