Thursday, November 16, 2006

Day 200
Another freezing, windy day - begun with a 2 hour walk along the beach after a decision to do the day's drawing from the comfort of the car. Following Julie's example, I was keen to sketch cows and as this is a dairying area, now was my chance. This is my 3rd page of cows.
Then I stopped outside the Tathra 'Friendly Grocer' - built in 1933 when Art Deco architecture was all the rage - sells everything including, out the front, gas, bait and petrol.
The Princes Highway runs all the way up the East coast, but in many parts is only one lane in each direction. Every few miles there's a roadside memorial of wooden crosses and flowers - and young people with their recent licence 'P-plates' sit on my tail and then pass me aggressively. For miles, dense State forests or sometimes National Park come right up to the roadside so there are no views. I stopped to sketch this on the way to Bega to collect Ralph.

5 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Using the mirror as a frame is a good idea.
Those crosses on the roadside are reminders of accidents.
W.

Hashi said...

Very cowish. Good job.

Katherine said...

Great cows!

Julie Oakley said...

Very good cows – I like them being black and white - more cow-like than the ones we have here. And that shop, it's great, I love art deco in a kind of disney sort of way.

Jana Bouc said...

Gosh, I didn't realize how long it's been since I've visited...so many pictures to catch up on. I love the cows and the view from the car. I also think of you often when I'm taking walks and wish I had the time or discipline to do it daily AND draw each time. Maybe some day.