These trees have been drawn in the courtyards of the Gardens on rainy Saturdays when we sheltered from the rain under the verandahs.
The first drawing is the lower branches of a palm that is in the courtyard of Rathborne Lodge, a beautiful old house where the exhibition of sketches and artists' books will be held, right at the end of the Autumn of Art.
The next one is in the Cunningham courtyard and fascinated a lot of the artists who were sketching there that day. Mine is not accurate as far as the criss-crossing goes. I was teacher, and just doing a quick drawing between going around talking to the participants in the class.
The tree palm is in the courtyard near the Maiden Theatre. I used Fast Sketching Techniques to demonstrate a simple way of
sketching this complex tree. The succulents, of
course, are in the succulent garden, where the class went to sketch this week.