Chris Osborne Art


I arrived at the show after working on cutting new fire trails at Possum Park in the morning and was ready for something to eat as I’d worked up a good appetite. I was a little apprehensive, was my confidence going to be killed in a few more minutes.

A few moths ago I got my car serviced in town and had to kill a few hrs so I asked permission to sketch in the Red Rose Cafe, the artwork I’m currently sketching now.

Red Telephone box was located at Miles Historical Village Australia.
Red and white lighthouse located at Grassy Hill Cooktown, Australia.
Red Double Royal Mail Box located at Doncaster, England.

So I’ve run out of A4 smooth hot pressed watercolour paper so I thought I would try and sketch this Twin City Tractor on the cold pressed paper with a textured surface.

Once I started adding the Tombo brush pens the rust started looking a little more accurate, but I think I killed a little of the vibrancy.

Can you see the mechanics legs under the car, these actually made me jump the first time I saw them.

Sometimes it’s hard to sell your artwork if you develop a special bond with them. I’m not sure what it is, this painting just speaks to me.

I wish that I had looked inside this building because It had something wonderful to show.

The Village is having a radio play under the stars in a few days time so I’m looking forward to seeing the performance and what the village looks like after dark.

Out of the whole building I really like the roof the most because of the transformation from the watercolour to adding the Tombo brush pens.

Completely dismantled, early 2000 the project a complete restoration by a group of dedicated enthusiastic people over a few years. Here’s my sketch of the Durant 1929.

When I was a kid I didn’t want to be a fire fighter I wanted to be a train driver, I guess that didn’t work out either. What did you want to be as a kid and did it happen ?

I had the tools, the online training and the enthusiasm to start something new, so here is my interpretation of Ian Fennelly urban sketching at the Miles Historical Village.