Taranaki, New Zealand [RESULTS]

Saturday April 13th 2013

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:53 am

We live on the western lump of the North Island. Both our mountain and province is called Taranaki.

Today our Indian summer finally broke to the delight of the farmers. To avoid the downpours we headed to the driest part in the province we could find, the Stratford Pioneer Village. http://www.pioneervillage.co.nz/
Located half way around the mountain (our dormant volcano) about half an hour from New Plymouth, we drew various relocated early settlers buildings and their implements.
Half a dozen of us turned up, as others of The Taranaki Sketchers drew in other parts of the country.

Firstly the Court House
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Next a row of settlers shops and library, with the train in the foreground
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Every New Zealand pioneer village needs a Fergie tractor to clean up - Stratford's was no exception
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In yesteryear the tractor to clean up was this 1948 Farmall, in the implements barn
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A little church sat on the hill
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More to come from the others

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Postby quirkyartist » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:59 am

Fantastic Taranaki. I would have loved to draw that tractor. And I love all the COLOUR.
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Postby travelingsuep » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:01 am

These are lovely. I can't wait to see what the others do. :clap:

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Postby alissa » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:39 am

I totally agree - great splashy bright colours and that purple tractor is fabulous

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:54 pm

Thanks Alissa, TravelingSueP & QuirkyArtist - it was a pleasant sketching time.

Here are Trevor's

Milk Cart in the implements shed
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Relocated Pembroke School
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Plumber & Tinsmiths shop
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Blacksmith's forge - Trevor took the liberty of lighting it!
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Mangatoki Church
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Postby trevoredavies » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:08 am

We all had a fun day sketching yesterday,just had to dodge a few showers.
Trevor. :thumbup:

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Postby jackie.flynn » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:55 am

On a showery cold day we headed down to the Taranaki Pioneer Village near Stratford. I stuck to sketching indoors. I started in the old Pembroke School. This is still a working school room as classes can visit the Pioneer Village and have the experience of dressing as children used to dress in Pioneer days and have the lessons play the old games the pioneer children used to play.

Here is the old Pembroke School Room:

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I went back to pen drawing with this one.

After lunch I went up to the Mangatoki Church, (this is the church in the photo above).

In 1904 the need for a local church resulted in a Union Church being built to serve local Methodists, Anglicans and Presbyterians. Mr Blackhall of Eltham submitted the successful tender for the church. The final church service was held at Mangatoki on 14.2.1988. The church was then moved to the Taranaki Pioneer Village in two sections on 29.3.1988 and 30.3.1988.
The Mangatoki Women's Institute continue to care for the church and the gardens.

This is the beautiful old wooden pulpit:

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This one I did in pencil and my new watercolours.
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Postby Joan T » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 am

Nice sketches by the 3 of you. You each have your own style. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:46 am

Thanks Joan for the encouragement. It is always intriguing to see the variety across the countries

Sketchers checking out the spots
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Scott sketching the Farmall
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Trevor working on the milk card
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Some of the team refuelling at the Shaky Pear - at the village. Some tasty tucker too.
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Postby Françoise » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:38 am

Thank you Trevor for your comments on the work of Montpellier sketchers .
Bravo for your nice results. I like very much.
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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:33 am

Salut et merci beacoup Francoise. Aussi for all the Monpelliers on behalf of Trevor

Sketch by Julie who was on the other side of the island


"50 cycle enthusiasts set out on a bus for the Hauraki Cycle Trail with most of the bikes following on a trailer. A spring broke, causing the trailer to break down. So what to do while waiting for a new trailer? I must have been the only one happy to fill in half an hour. The cycle duly went ahead and a great day had by all.

So that's the way I spent my Sketch Crawl day"

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:01 pm

More pics from Trevor

The church door
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Hut
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Blacksmiths hangout
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The main street
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Postby Capetownsketchers » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:43 am

So interesting...volcanos and heritage. Lovely sketches and thanks for sharing...from all of us Cape Town Sketchers.


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