Oil painting of the Old Observatory buildings with Viewpoint of Johannesburg from the platform

Old Observatory buildings with Platform Viewpoint

355 x 254mm | Oil on Canvas Paper

Sketch Old Astronomy Observatories and the Library designed by Herbert Baker
216 x 280mm | Watercolour, Pen & Ink and some pencil crayons

Saturday the 21st of January the Joburg Sketchers gathered at the Old Observatory of the ASSA (Astronomical Society of South Africa) for the 33rd Worldwide Sketchcrawl. It was an impressive turnout this time on a very hot day where we mostly sat in the sun for the sketching. The buildings at the top are a bit run down, because apparently Sutherland is where all the money goes now for the research. The house is an old library (empty now) that was designed by Herbert Baker. There was a bigger Observatory a little down the hill, but unfortunately nobody had key to get in.

At the top of the hill where we had a spectacular panoramic view of Johannesburg.



Watercolour painting of a panoramic scene of Johannesburg
280 x 216mm | Watercolour
Quick Sketch of the Library with tower in the background
A5 | Watercolour and Pen & Ink
Panorama photo of Johannesburg city
Panoramic Photo of the city of Johannesburg