Two versions of the same sketch…. the one on the left all hand drawn on site (details below)..the one on the right has digitally added sky (photoshop elements) as I couldn’t decide whether or not to paint the sky blue at the time! I think I prefer the blue sky version…. feels warmer and more intense and the “clean” dense blue would be near impossible to create with watercolour and a small brush out on location.
Shafto Lane in Perth this morning with the Perth Sketchers. Eight of us gathered in the narrow pedestrian lane-way that runs between Murray and Hay streets in the centre of Perth. This is a view of the South end of “Durty Nellies” Irish pub. I liked the metal chimney/vent and the flower boxes in front of a rather industrial breeze-block wall. The lane-way was lovely and quiet…very few cafes open early as they’re all open late. Plus we had benches and tables to sit at under shady trees and umbrellas with a water-fountain trickling in the background …. very peaceful!