New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Saturday July 23rd 2011
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New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by thetaranakisketchers » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:16 am

New Zealand has the privilege of seeing the new day first, enabling our little sketching group 'The Taranaki Sketchers' to post the first results.

New Plymouth is a thriving provincial town on the bump of the west coast of the North Island.

Midwinter weather meant some in and outdoor sketching, but having to dress for it. Visits to the library, the museum plus some street scenes as the day cleared.

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Liz - Our kinetic millenium wind wand on the foreshore - inspired by artist Len Lye. Pohutukawa trees - called our native Christmas tree because of its red flowers over Christmas.

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Scott - Our avant garde Puke Ariki museum, with carved pole in the foreground. Rows of nikau palms and tussocks line the bank.

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Trevor - Historic Richmond Early Settler stone cottage built 1853

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Liz - Library

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Liz - Library

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Scott - Court House Police car (I told them I was writing out a ticket!)

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Scott - dressed for it - using Tombows and waterbrush

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Trevor - Libary View

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Trevor in the library (no candlestick though)

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Liz - library scene

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Scott - 'genuine fakes' maori carvings carved by Edward Little in the UK and passed off as genuine around 1900.

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Taranaki slogan

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Refueling at Petit Paris - Scott, Trevor, Jackie, Brian, Liz (Angela absent)

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Liz - Library boy

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Trevor - DJ's barber shop

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Some progress

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Trevor - Devon Street Scene

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Scott - Some paper lanterns - gradually being prepared for the Winter Lantern Parade. (Tombow pens washed)

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Brian & Jackie at work (Brian using red ball point, Jackie using watercolours)

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Scott - LIbrary - guys on the internet (Tombow pens washed)

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Liz - Library
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Re: New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by Sophie Valenti » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:36 am

Great team and great variety of sketches ! Bravo !
Funny, because here in Claviers, we are going to start our sketchcrawl ........ :wave:

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Post by jackie.flynn » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:34 am

The Taranaki Sketchers had a great day out sketching today in spite of the cold and sometimes wet. The day did improve a bit as it went on.
My strategy for the day was to try and use a different tool for every sketch.
First effort stabilo pens.

This Japanese fish was hanging up in the Puke Ariki Library. I hadn't used stabilo pens before, but found them very good.
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Next was the Taranaki Daily News Cafe. This time I used 2 B Pencil.
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This man was reading the paper in the Taranaki Daily News Cafe. The clocks on the wall give the times for London, New York, New Plymouth, Tokyo, and Paris.

Next I went to the Museum at Puke Ariki and drew looking out the window, as the weather was still cold and a bit iffy.
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This is The Landing Cafe and the Backpackers building. The flags on the top are the flags of the countries playing in New Plymouth for the Rugby World Cup.
I did this one in biro, only snag I didn't have a green and yellow biro so I used stabilo pen instead. But the plan is to get as many different colour biros as I can.

Last but not least:
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New Plymouth Clock Tower.
My last sketch of the day with Rotring Pen and watercolour.
I went back to my favourite things.
I quite like the effect of the sky painting wet into wet.

And here you see my toolkit!
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I ran out of steam at this stage so I didn't use my watercolour pencil or pastels. So maybe next sketchcrawl!
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Re: New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by CyberDave » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:07 pm

Taranaki sketchers...

Excellent sketches. It seems you had a good day despite the cold.
Thought I would check in and see whether anyone had posted. Wanted to get some more inspiration.
Liz - Fantastic people sketches... Kinetic Millenium Wind Wand? Looks interesting.
Scott - Love the Police car and library people.
Trevor - I love the old style barber shop and the people sketches
Jackie - fantastic architectural sketches... a prolific day.
Brian - I know you were drawing, I just did not see your sketches yet.
Keep up the great work.

It's 5:30am in Vancouver Canada and I am just getting up ready for my day of sketching. I am all rarin' to go.
Our group meets in Chinatown at 9:00am for a full day.

Cheers
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Re: New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by eyes » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:48 pm

Dear all Taranaki sketchers,


Breathtaking results !!! I love them all from one of a kind wind want, paper lanterns, police car, library, barber shop, and people. :thumbup:

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Post by sketchgurl » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:51 pm

Hi NZ sketchers,

I just woke up and am so motivated to go out and draw today, after seeing all your sketches. Good job, everyone!

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Post by travelingsuep » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:28 pm

Fabulous work everyone!!! :clap:

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Post by gnyp » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:46 pm

Here are my sketches from the day:
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It started out to be rainy and I did this one as we waited and hoped for better weather. (It turns out we had to settle for dry but cold!)

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The White Hart Hotel would be one of the oldest building in New Plymouth and in recent years has been reasonably derelict. People have started to restore/renovate it to make it offices shops and a restaurant. I wanted to capture it while it still was in progress with scaffolding and construction signs. (On writing this, I noticed that the building peeking in from the left is scheduled to be taken down to make room for an extension to our art gallery.)

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One final one after we all warmed up our hands at lunch.
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Re: New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by aj4art » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:01 pm

Thanks for the trip under the mountain. loved the paper lanterns and all the sketches. You are brave to face the weather. :thumbup:

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Post by thetaranakisketchers » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:04 am

Merci beacoup Sophie - looking forward to Clavier team's work again.

Thanks Dave for your comments to us all. Actually Brian had mentioned you were all off to Chinatown, he had noted that, seeing he comes from near Vancouver.

Thanks too 'eyes' for the thumbs up, it keeps us encouraged.

Likewise thanks, Sketchgurl, TravellingSue and AJ4Art glad there was a ember of motivation there. We enjoy seeing everyone elses contributions.

Brian is our ballpoint pen shading guru. The White Hart was built in 1886 with 30,000 cubic metres of timber including rimu (red pine) and mati (black pine). Originally built in Italianate palazzo style in 1901 an extra 20 metres fo frontage and Queen Anne stick verandah was added. It is infamous for the 1893 hold-up there by 'The Highwayman' who had been reading Dick Turpin!

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Re: New Plymouth New Zealand [RESULTS] under the mountain

Post by Lola » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:53 am

Good to see the sketchers out no matter what the weather. Bit like that here in Sydney yesterday.
Love all your different styles. Great work congratulations.

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Post by quirkyartist » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:37 am

My golly you Kiwis are prolific. So many sketches. I really like the ones with just a little bit of watercolour. It's a good look.
Great sketches, and the pub one is wonderful.

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Post by jackie.flynn » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:44 am

Thank-you everyone for the fantastic comments. We are all looking forward to seeing your sketches as they are posted. It's quite fun being the first ones to sketch. We all enjoyed our day especially myself and Brian as it was his first sketchcrawl, and my first one where I didn't have to go to work halfway through it!
Thank-you Dave for the architectural comment, as I find architecture and getting perspective right the most challenging thing to draw. Also thank-you quirkyartist for the watercolour comment. It's my favourite look too.
As Scott said, Brian is our Ballpoint man, and I'm enjoying drawing with something so everyday as a ballpoint pen. His sketches are now posted and looking great. :D
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Post by thetaranakisketchers » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:48 am

Thanks QuirkyArtist and Lola, looks like you Aussies had an excellent time at the Rocks museum with your engines and musical instruments.

This is where we are in NZ
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and our mountain
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Photo J Graham

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Clocktower

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Scott - Clocktower (washed Tombows)

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Scott sketching the 'genuine fakes'

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Post by gnyp » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:45 am

Here are Angela's sketches from the Puke Ariki (museum) collection...
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