Thursday, September 24, 2015

Trees in the City


On a gorgeous Spring morning last Friday, a few sketcher friends and I met in Braamfontein to record a 'Parking Day' event where artists and activists were supposed to take over parking bays and transform them. It had been cancelled at the last minute and not an activist was to be found. Lots of cars in the parking bays, students to and from nearby Wits University, some vigilant security guards steering a few beggars away from the streets and cafés - I decided to try and draw the row of public art tree sculptures that runs all the way up Juta St, but all these things got in the way. I added the colours so you can spot them among the other activity!

7 comments:

Sadami said...

Nice, Cathy, ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Cheers, Sadami

RH Carpenter said...

Wow, that is a lot of activity and I like the colorful sculptures kept separate from the line work of everything else - and the overlapping people and cars :) Super!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Sadami ♫°•♫ :-)

and Rhonda... this was all done in a slight panic as I got my long unused sketching arm back into action!

Cathy Gatland said...
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Cathy said...

Love that sketch!! we can feel the business of a Saturday morning, hear the noise, feel the warmth, everything!! You've nailed it!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Cathy - wish you could have joined us there!

Hani Hani said...

Your work are always very lively.
I can feel you enjoy sketching so much.