October 28, 2011

Impressions of my neighbourhood

Port Melbourne Sketch © Evelyn Howard 2011

Around my neighbourhood in Melbourne, Australia. The building is not so colourful, but I could not help myself when I had a few boxes of watercolours to play with.

It is Paint Party Friday again!

Port Melbourne at night © Evelyn Howard 2011

A couple of night shots – this is a view of the port

Port Melbourne at night © Evelyn Howard 2011

And restaurants at night for Weekend Reflections.

Port Melbourne sky © Evelyn Howard 2011

We had a lovely sunny day yesterday. I took this photo with my iPhone when I was out walking. We don’t normally have clouds like these – they remind me of the Simpsons on telly.

Have a happy weekend.

41 comments:

dosankodebbie said...

Those clouds! Those clouds! Those clouds! I'm at a loss for words... I can't believe you took that photo on an iPhone. I mean, I DO believe you, but it boggles my mind.

Rosie Kaplan said...

Very classy little painting!

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful scenery. Love your sketch! :)

stardust said...

Evelyn, I love your sketch, the magical and beautiful night view with reflections, and the sky singing never-ending melodious tune.

Yoko

LĂșcia said...

The last photo reminds me of your work, with people climbing up to the clouds.
Have a good weekend Evelyn! ;-)

diane b said...

Love your sketch of the buildings. The skyscape is very interesting.

EVA said...

I love your neighbourhood painting! Interesting architecture. and you captured the clouds well - in the sketch and the photo.

I need to work on clouds...

Dawn said...

Your neighborhood looks so clean and crisp with a few colour highlights a wonderful sketch Dxx

nelleke said...

what a lovely neighbourhood, beautiful clouds!!

Christine said...

Beautiful art this morning, Evelyn! Nice pop of colour from your watercolours. Love your photos too.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome art work! Very well done ~ LOL ~ I know when you have the watercolor box ~ got to have color! Great job! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Gloria said...

Awesome work and those phots are great as well. Those clouds though are beautiful. I want to be up there looking down. Nice!

iamrushmore said...

I love your style. I look at this piece and think "that's it. I'm going to focus all of my effort on improving my drawing skills. no more wasting my time on these other things - nothing but drawing for me". of course I'll change my tune five minutes from now when I see a sublime abstract, or amazing portrait. I guess I just want to be good at everything, LOL. (but I really do love your work!)

Julie said...

wow this is wonderful!

Anne said...

Wonderful post. I love your painting and your photos!

Happy PPF!

Dianne said...

Your drawing is delightful especially those brushstrokes of red. Have a wonderful weekend.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the combination of drawing and painting...that we can see your process!

I so want to visit Melbourne one day!!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anne said...

I like the colours you added to your picture. It looks much more vibrant.

Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That looks more like a Queensland sky with those clouds... but the initial sketch is just fabulous... I am loving seeing your little sketches of Melbourne... makes me want to visit again xx

Victoria (Sweden) said...

Very nice pictures!

Riet said...

Beautiful and we usually we have these white c louds here.

carlarey said...

I am in awe of your sketches. You make me want to grab some paper and practice.

Love your photos too!

Viola said...

Such a gorgeous drawing my friend! =) And I like the colorful red roofs, the brown roof and the green grass in it! You are so clever! :)

And the pictures.. such a lovely sky and shot! :) Fun to see the night shots, with all the lights.. :)

Genie said...

I really do like your painting and your post. You are so talented. The color really brought the shot to life for me. Fine contribution this week. genie

Kristin Dudish said...

The color you've added is a beautiful touch :)

xo
Kristin

Valerie said...

Love your art work, Evelyn; that's a delightful header.
(I also love God's handiwork with those fascinating clouds! - Great capture)

Katie said...

I like it, so awesome :)

MollyGirl said...

i love the way you've captured your neighborhood. and i completely understand how it goes when you have all those beautiful colors right there in front of you! i quite like your creative license with the addition of color...

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well I think the colors you added are just delicious, what a wonderful piece! Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Your sketch is wonderful and that photograph of the clouds is beautiful! Happy PF!

Pointy Pix said...

I really love your style of illustration - it's so crisp and clean and the few bits of colour work perfectly.

Those clouds are fabulous - I see what you mean about the Simpsons!

Marius Barbu said...

Beautiful impressions and painting, I like it!

Manon said...

Oh wow I like this a lot, it looks so happy and sunny! Hmmm wished I was there!
Manonx

Jenn Girl said...

The clouds do like The Simpson's! I love the watercolor as well!

Louis la Vache said...

The building may not be especially colourful, but it has interesting lines. Thus «Louis» understands why you would want to put it to watercolour.

Francisca said...

I'm beginning to wonder why I bother to lug around a huge DLR when photos like yours can be taken with an iPhone! Nice night shots with reflected lights, too.

[I just followed you so I can see what you post through Google Reader when I know I don't have time to visit sites. I don't really like the idea of "lurking" but you know me well enough to know I am appreciating your posts. :-) ]

Geckostone said...

Wow, you are so talented, both in painting and photography!Thanks for letting us see the neighborhood! Awesome post!!! Deb

L.W.Roth, said...

You are home! And the photographs and drawing of your neighborhood are as wonderful as your photos of the exotic places you have taken me to since I've been following. You do fit architecture onto a page admirably.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Love how you added just a hint of color - it really makes the sketching pop! Wow!

Kaori said...

You're collection of photos are gorgeous! I like the lights at night ;D

Evelyn said...

Thank you for your comments.

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