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Drawing Outside

I can't work in the studio anymore!!!!

I have so enjoyed creating my current series of tree drawings out in the urban landscape of Brisbane, that I am finding it harder and harder to work in the studio. I need the stimulation of a 360degree landscape around me with its accompanying sounds, scents and visual provocation.

I have drawn a series of trees, one a day for 28 days and I have become addicted to this process. It is such a wonderful way to get out there amongst it. It has a meditative component, being in nature even so close to the City centre. There are fabulous subjects all around me here in Paddington, Red Hill, Milton, Spring Hill, Newmarket, Ashgrove, Bardon and West End. The older Fig trees have survived and thrived on the streets, in the parks and yes even in the Toowong cemetery which is one of my favourite spots to lurk with my thermos of coffee and my fold-up chair.

I usually try to remember to get an "in situ" photo with the subject and the drawing but I sometimes get totally carried away with finishing the drawing and getting it safely home without smudging.

Here are a few of such photos. I will share the actual tree drawings in another post.

The original drawings form part of my exhibition "Against All Odds - The Natural World in the City"

Dates 13th May - 3rd June 2023

Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery

54 Latrobe Terrace

Paddington 4064

Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

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