Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


I can hear "Waltzing Matilda" even Adelaide visiting my husband's relatives, we got to walk along a nearby billabong near Anne and Quentin's home. A billabong is a pool of water, a backwater connected to a stream. Really, this was the only bit of nature I saw during the entire 3 weeks in Oz!

We sat down at a picnic table in the shade, and I quickly (so as not to make the rellies wait too long in the midday sun) did this sketch of the view right in front of me. Giant gum tree, water in the distance...

Sketched in my 5"x8" Pentalic sketchbook, and painted in Winsor & Newton paints that dried too quickly in the heat!


  1. I can feel the heat!! Beautiful...

  2. I love the way you've captured the bright Aussie light.