I was watching TV last night and was amusing myself developing some drawing using some new felt tip pens I have bought. I think now I prefer pencils!
The front door was always a good place to sit on the steps to read the paper; look at the sunny view ( villas weren't that great for sun) towards the countryside and listen to the magpies which always seemed to have been present. Huge Norfolk pines in the nearby recreation ground also feature ( now Dallison Park renamed after my uncle).
In the 60s I bought a Robin White print of a villa - by the vegetation it is also in Auckland.
I like the way many artists start from the real and move towards abstraction.
I think there were originally more glass panels but possibly lost in repairs?
I came across this drawing I must have done in the 1980s so I have added it. A view of our backyard. I liked the patterns of the pegs and the lichen on the clothes line. It is a nice simple drawing aad another idea for a semi abstract painting one day.
Our backyard seemed to alternate from an extensive vegetable garden to a mass of weeds! Even had a chicken coop and an 'outhouse'. And we had a wash house shed.