April Adventures. Day6.

I was so surprised this morning when I woke to see that the sun was up and the predicted rain and thunder storms were not present. So it was with great delight that after breakfast we made our way to the Ferry at the Paihia wharf. Sharron calls us kittens as she tries to herd us in the right direction. So I think she was surprised we had time to spare when we got there. Wendy and Alison south (As we have 2 Alison’s they are north and south, Waihi beach and Dunedin) they found a comfortable seat and began sketching as we waited.

The view of the wharf and boats was very inspiring.

It was a beautiful morning in Russell and we had a little tour of the town then settled down to draw and paint.

This little cottage sits right on the road, opposite the beach. Architecture is always a challenge for me so I took the challenge here.

Russell cottage.
My interpretation of the Russell cottage.

We had lunch at the iconic Duke of Marlborough hotel. We sat in it but didn’t paint it.

Feeling happy after a gorgeous lunch.
Duke of Marlborough hotel.

Some more painting and sketching after lunch.

Quick little watercolour of the headlands.

Then back on the Ferry for the ride back to Paihia. While we rocked in the boat I photographed some of the images produced today.

Claire drew a similar sketch of the cottage I had painted.
Karen’s drawing was of the trunks of the old pohutukawa that line the waterfront.
Another interpretation of the little cottage, by Wendy.
This is Alison’s blind contour drawing of the Bay. She added some colour after. Contour drawing really is “taking a line for a walk “.

A wonderful day.

Ka kite apopo


2 thoughts on “April Adventures. Day6.

  1. Morning Pam, I don’t seem to be able to open your web page so am sending my encouragement via email.

    It sounds and looks as if you are having a fruitful time. Busy yet eventful days unfolding being shared by all.

    Enjoy the remaining days as you prepare for the homeward journey.

    Go well paint well and travel well.




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