Shoot it, Sketch it: Last minute

Hagley Park sunset sketch – ink and watercolour, 205 x 290 mm, 2013.
Hagley Park sunset sketch – ink and watercolour, 205 x 290 mm, 2013.
Hagley Park sunset – Christchurch, 2010.

A last-minute sketch of the last minutes of a sunset in Hagley Park (because the acrylic painting I had planned to post today isn’t quite finished yet). I hope you’ll forgive the slightly blurry photo (my fault for not taking a tripod). Sunsets in the park can be spectacular at this time of year ― yes, we’re well and truly into autumn now in Christchurch.

Shoot it, Sketch it: Red sky at night

Red sky at night – mixed media, 187 x 297 mm, 2013.
Red sky at night – mixed media, 187 x 297 mm, 2013.
Red sky at night, original photo – Christchurch, 2012.
Red sky at night, original photo – Christchurch, 2012.

This is my second sketch based on the photos I took on my way to LUXcity in Christchurch last year. It’s the companion piece to City Lights. The end result is not quite what I had in mind when I started sketching. It’s full of unexpected outcomes — and I’m okay with that.

Other bloggers taking part in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch SketchPoppytumpTwo ScampsBreana and 30 Minute Art.

Shoot it, Sketch it: City lights

City Lights, original photo – Christchurch, 2012.
City Lights, original photo – Christchurch, 2012.

Today’s Shoot it, Sketch it offering is based on a photo I took on my way to LUXcity last year. For one night, Christchurch was illuminated by 16 light installations created by architecture and design students from across New Zealand. The event provided an opportunity to visit a part of the central city that many of us hadn’t seen since the earthquake in February 2011. An hour before the event, the Great Airbrush Artist in the Sky painted a breathtakingly beautiful sunset and stole the show.

City Lights – mixed media, 2013.
City Lights – mixed media, 2013.
City Lights – chalk pastel and tinted charcoal, 210 x 297 mm, 2013.
City Lights – chalk pastel and tinted charcoal, 210 x 297 mm, 2013.

Also participating in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch SketchPoppytumpTwo Scamps, Breana and 30 Minute Art.