7 and a half hours sketching the last day of the Perth Royal Show at the Royal Agricultural Society show grounds in Claremont, had a fantastic time and managed 11 sketches…a personal record! Started with a couple of pencil sketches in the cattle sheds to warm up then changed to fountain pen and watercolours…Soooo much to sketch…it’s not cheap to get into the show (adult ticket is $32 at the gate, $28 pre-purchase at IGA) but so long as you have time to stay and really look around it’s worth it to meet the farmers and crafts people and see all the exhibits.I was chatting with smiths at the Blacksmiths’ Association of Western Australia who have invited the urban sketchers to go and sketch again at the forge works.
There’s a really cute 60’s/70’s style caravan sitting on the carpark next to Claremont train station…it’s been there for at least 12 months. I’ve been past it many times on the Fremantle-Perth train but never stopped to sketch it, the van body has lovely curving lines. On Monday we had an impromptu sketch-meet at the The Goods Shed Claremont….the perfect opportunity.