HYDE PARK FOUNTAIN FOUNTAIN SYDNEY – WATERCOLOUR SKETCH

HYDE PARK FOUNTAIN FOUNTAIN SYDNEY - WATERCOLOUR SKETCH

I painted this looking up to the fountain with the Roman Catholic cathedral in the background. When I started there was a guitar busker who stood and played. He made the work easier and I retrieved a note that blew away from his case as he played and gave him a few dollars when he left.
He was replaced by a trumpeter who hassled everyone who passed and would only play if they told him their nationality. He was an embarrassment to be near and I hastened up, finished and fled. Pity.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FROM THE BOTANIC GARDENS – WATERCOLOUR SKETCH

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FROM THE BOTANIC GARDENS - WATERCOLOUR SKETCH

Arrived in Sydney and walking in the botanic gardens I saw the opera house seeming to spring from the foliage. The sun was beginning to set and the light was playing differently on the sails. The botanic gardens with its stately trees offer a quiet lush haven from the rush of the city. It was a quiet place to paint