Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations to Heidi Hereth who won the Derivan Garden Sketchabout Prize with this beautiful watercolour sketch 'At Lion Gate Lodge', completed  while sheltering from the rain on the last Saturday Garden Sketchabout. The rest of the sketchers arrived from the Trop Centre and plied her with champagne (we had bandoned sketching and resorted to celebration by then) but Heidi painted on so she could submit this to the Garden Shop by 5 pm. But she did say at her acceptance speech that she thinks the glass of champagne helped those last delicate brush strokes.


  1. Congratulations Heide !!! - s lovely painting with lots of depth and colour. It was great to see you painting through the champagne and chatting and then to win the Prize. Lovely speeches at the Exhibition opening too

  2. Dear Heidi,
    Congratulations!! Your works are so beautifulʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers, Sadami

  3. Congratulations Heide, a lovely painting.

  4. Dear Heidi ... I see you painting/swimming at Coogee under your sarong, so it does not surprise me that you persevered in rainy conditions to complete this lovely work: 'At Lion Gate Lodge'.
    Congratulations ... Sorry to be so tardy, I only learnt about this yesterday when I picked up the Southern Courier and saw Annette Lin's piece.
    (Baden St, Coogee)