I drew a quick sketch of this historic Akaroa house a couple of years ago (see below) and thought it might be fun to revisit it — figuratively and literally. The photo was taken a few months ago with this Shoot it, Sketch it project in mind. Windermere was built as a boarding house in 1877.
Can you spot the subtle difference? The house no longer has a chimney (the earthquakes that have rattled the Canterbury region over the last couple of years are probably to blame — an awful lot of chimneys and brick buildings were damaged in 2011).
Others participating in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of Colour, The Little Leaf, and Poppytump.
15 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Windermere”
Ohhhh WOW Anna! This is incredible. How long did it take you to do?
Thanks, Bec. I’m not sure how long this one took (I always lose track of time when I’m drawing) – probably 2-3 hours. Possibly longer. I’m going to attempt an acrylic of the house next week.
Very amazing. Yes I know what you mean…hours will pass and then I think…hmmm maybe I should eat. I always lose track of time when I’m drawing!
Anna that is so beautiful, I love it! The detail is incredible! 🙂
Akaroa is such a abeautiful place. You captured it perfectly!
Wonderful Anna ! its so lovely to see how this painting has evolved, seeing it originally and over time . I can def see the value of a sketch book as touched on before in posts re Danny Gregory .
I ran out of daylight today !
How beautiful Ann!
2-3 hours seems so fast for such a great and neat result. Most of my sketches take twice that time and they don’t have any colour! Maybe that’s why I can’t keep up with you guys each week 😉
The colours, the trees, the sky … it’s excellent!
Thank you! Yes, it seemed quite fast to me too – it was one of those magical days when I was in the zone. And using paint for most of the shading is LOTS faster than using pen or pencil. I’m in awe of what you do : )
Ooh! I love this! All the details!
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Thank you! I’m so glad you like my ‘Shoot it, Sketch it’ posts.
I’ve really been enjoying your blog(s) too : )
Thank you! I’m so glad you do! 🙂
Your work is all so wonderful! Thank you so much for coming by, I’m thrilled to have found a co-conspirator in the art world. Shoot it, sketch it is exactly what I do. This is awesome!
Co-conspirator – I like that : )
Thank you, Robin. I’m very impressed with your work. The colours and the textures you create are beautiful.