Wednesday, March 12, 2014

52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 11

Week 11 Architecture
Week 11: Architecture

Watercolours on white acrylic gesso primed canvas sheet, with fine-point, waterproof, black Sharpie outlining, and miniature signage in Word (and further reduced on photocopier). As I was inking in the pencil lines, I decided to do an "architectural caricature" of the building, such as seen in those artistic interpretations in pamphlets, hand-drawn maps and prospectuses.

My third ever serious attempt at watercolour: the Number 96 building, Paddington locale of the hit Australian TV soap opera of the 70s. The actual building, Moncur Flats, is at 83 Moncur Street, Woollahra. I sketched and painted this on Saturday evening, after hearing of the passing of Australian actress Wendy Hughes. First thing I saw her in was Number 96, when she played Lucy Sutcliffe's niece, Vanessa Harrison. She shared a very funny bathtub scene with Arnold Feather. After many wonderful stage and screen adventures, she became one of only a handful of Aussie actors to appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Picard's girlfriend, Nella Daren (below) in Lessons.

Nella Daren
R.I.P. Wendy Hughes


Television.AU said...

Love the caricature of the building! I think if Number 96 ever came back as a cartoon it would look something like that! :)

Therin of Andor said...

Cool! My "Number 96" artwork has been highlighted by Tania McCartney in Tania's picks!

Therin of Andor said...

My watercolour of "Number 96" (Week 11, Architecture) is officially shortlisted for the Challenge exhibition! (Click on the link and scroll down.)