Saturday, June 28, 2014

Plein Air Painting at Newstead Park (work in progress)

The Brisbane Plein Air Painters met today, at Newstead Park.  It was a super day, and I  ended up with a work in progress.  I am going to go back and finish my painting, when this layer is dry.

Sketching with friends on an USker meet at King George Square Brisbane

Wesley Uniting Church in Alber Street.  I was sitting on the seating at the Groove Train in King George Square

We moved onto Post Office Square

Clock on the old Post Office building.  Interesting, that the building has two identical sides, except that there is only one clock.

Lighting in the Post Office Square Park

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sketching University of Queensland St Lucia

The University of Queensland (UQ) is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.

The first building to be built was the Forgan Smith Building after the Premier of the day, and was completed in 1939. During World War II, it became the advanced headquarters for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific.

The cloister and buildings around the Great Court feature distinctive sandstone, carved with historical scenes, figures, the names of great thinkers and teachers, coats of arms, grotesques and carvings of Australian flora and fauna.

Sketching at Southbank

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sketching at Streets Beach/Stanley Street Southbank - Brisbane with the Brisbane Urban Sketchers..

Streets Beach - Pandanas and Palm trees.

The Plough Inn Tavern was built in 1885, and is one of the oldest in Brisbane.  There is said the be a ghost haunting room 7.  She is the wife of a publican, who is said to have murdered her.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sketching in Queens Park Brisbane City

Urban Sketcher Brisbane, have a regular Sunday Sketchout, in and around the city.  This day we sketched at Queens Park, which is a small park between the Conrad Treasury hotel and Casino.
The Conrad Treasury Hotel was The Lands Administration Building.  Both the Treasury Hotel and Casino are heritage listed buildings and two of Brisbanes grandest.  The Lands Administration building  was designed under the supervision of chief government architect Thomas Pye, with plans prepared between 1898 and 1899
 Queens Gardens is a heritage-listed park.  was established in its present form in 1963, after the buildings which had occupied the area had been demolished. Queens Gardens was named in honour of Queen Victoria. A statue of Queen Victoria, based on an original in Portsmouth and created by English sculptor Thomas Brock, was unveiled in 1906 in the gardens in front of the Lands Administration Building.
At the other end of the gardens, with his back to the Queen,  is a statue of T. J. RyanPremier of Queensland (1915–1919)

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