Tom Collins House Swanbourne

20150910 Tom Collins House

Tom Collins house in Swanbourne this morning with the Plein Air Painting group. This is the historical home (built 1907) of Australian author Joseph Furphy – better known as “Tom Collins” and now of the WA branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. It’s a classical Australian weatherboard cottage set amongst native trees (Kookaburras laughing) next to Allen Park. I got about an hour to sketch and paint before a cold front arrived with a solid rain….Raindrop splashes in the foreground as I tried to keep painting.

Homemade sketchbook 225gsm heavy weight cartridge paper, Lamy safari with De Atramentis Archive ink black, various watercolours, Pentel and Kuretake waterbrushes. No pencil layout for this drawing….I thought the rain might arrive quickly so jumped in directly with ink.


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