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NEW PLYMOUTH, TARANAKI, NEW ZEALAND. [Results]

Postby thetaranakisketchers » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:04 am

Sketching in New Plymouth tomorrow with The Taranaki Sketchers:

Our theme is local parks and gardens. We are planning on sketching on our own within the theme in the morning, then we will meet at 1.30pm at Pukekura Park by the band rotunda. All welcome, see you there.
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Postby jackie.flynn » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:33 am

It was a bitterly cold day today, dull but at least not raining. It is the middle of winter in New Zealand at the moment, so we had to think of indoor and outdoor alternatives.

In the morning I went to the Kunming Gardens. New Plymouth has a sister city relationship with Kunming in China which began in 2003. The agreement and memorandum of understanding was signed in New Plymouth on 11 August 2003 and in Kunming on 8 October 2003. The Mayor of Kunming gifted a garden to the city’s people. In collaboration with landscape professionals from the Council a team of designers from the Kunming Landscaping Bureau created a traditional Chinese garden within Pukekura Park. At present a garden is being created in Kunming in reciprocation.

I drew the Spring Wind Pavilion:

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I then went and met the rest of our sketch group. Because I was so cold by then I elected to do my next sketch in the fernery at Pukekura Park. It's lovely and warm in there, and very peaceful.

I decided to try the fish:

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The challenge was to get the effect of water and the mist floating across it.

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You can throw coins into the pool and Make a Wish. The money is used to buy fish food. A lot of people must make wishes as the fish are quite fat!
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Postby JJ Bell » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:09 pm

Very nice sketches. What a great idea about the koi pond...

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Postby gnyp » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:58 am

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Warm winter sketching in the tropical glasshouse of the Fernery in New Plymouth.
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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:30 am

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Here is a picture of us all at the after match function. We took refuge from the cold at "The Teahouse by the Lake" in Pukekura Park.
From front clockwise are:

Mary, Trevor, Maurice, Brian, Liz, Trish, Norah, and Jackie.

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Postby Susan T » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:39 pm

Really lovely sketches NZ! Glad you had the fortitude to sketch in the cold :clap: . We are having a heat wave here :(

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Postby eyes » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:38 am

Congratulations TaranakiSketchers... cool results... nice to have a traditional Chinese garden nearby to enjoy and share through your sketches with us.

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Postby robert » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:31 am

Wow! It´s great the fish painting! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby jackie.flynn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:06 pm

Thank-you for your comments Susan, Eyes and Robert. Hopefully there will be more sketches to come. In the mean time here are a few pictures of us in our exotic location!

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Brian and Mary

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Trevor

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Jackie

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Norah
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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:56 am

Here is another sketch done in the fernery at Pukekura Park.
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By Trevor.

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Postby Joan T » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Glad you were able to find an indoor location to sketch. Nice sketches and photos!!!

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Postby thetaranakisketchers » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:26 am

Here are Maurice's sketches:
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Bridge at Fountain Lake, Pukekura Park.

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Japanese Torii Gate, Pukekura Park.


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