Monday, September 24, 2012

A visit to the beach in Adelaide, Australia: Alissa Duke

 I spent the weekend in Adelaide, South Australia for a seminar . I had some free time before 9am and walked  a few blocks to the beach. I did a small sketch at the beach, before it started to rain lightly. That is not so great with watercolour pencils and paper.
So I stopped drawing and walked down onto the beach and collected some shells. It is amazing that different beaches can produce new and exciting shells. I only had  about half an hour to spare, but could have spent all morning there. I put the shells in my sunglasses case, as it as the only place I could think to store them !

I think the bit and pieces of shells and stones are more interesting as the perfect shells that I used to look for on the beach when I was little. I have been drawing these shells back home in Sydney this week and there are a few more to sketch.


  1. Thanks Matteo, I had been Urban Sketching in Brisbane for two weeks, drawing buildings, scenes, and on planes and buses. It was good to get back to "objects" again.

  2. Love the seashell sketches/paintings.

  3. Ooooh Alissa! I love these. So delicate and the colors are exquisite. Well done.

  4. I like them all, but especially the last one. Well done.


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