Saturday, May 26, 2018

Last Day in Perth - Part I

Our vacation was finally coming to an end. Our first flight wasn't until 11:55 PM and we had arranged for a late checkout from our Perth apartment. That meant I really had almost a full day of sketch time. I planned to make the most of it.

I started with a sketch of this building in the Cultural Arts Center area.

Then I headed into the Art Gallery of Western Australia. They had a wonderful exhibit of aboriginal art. These were a few of my favorite pieces.

"The Protest" by Julie Dowling

"Wanampi Tjukurpa" by Tiger Palpate is based on an aboriginal tale about creation.

"Tree of Life" by John Coburn

Next I sketched in Yagan Square. The 9 metre high (29 1/2 ft) sculpture called Wirin, the Noongar word for spirit by Yjyllyungoo/Lance Chad dominates the Square.

After lunch at my favorite dim sum place in Old Shanghai I went out a different exit and found this wonderful structure.

Then it was back to the apartment to pack up, go to dinner, and then head to the airport...stay tuned.


  1. Now that is a full day of painting! Love the way you handled the brick in the first posted piece. Well done, Joan!

    1. Thanks so much, Sherry. Is there a way to comment on your new blog or is it solely for you to post?

  2. Wow! what a lot of wonderful sketches and the local art was great. Thanks yu so much for sharing your adventures in Australia - I have really enjoyed all of your paintings and the stories that went with them. thank you Joan