Oil Pastel sketch on Brown Paper, 19.5 x 27 cm, 2/3/2016
This drawing was done from the balcony of Room 3149 in the very beautiful Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua, Bali. This resort has has a private beach and amazing gardens and lakes with all kinds of wildlife everywhere. The second we got into our room I saw a huge 2-3 foot lizard sitting outside our room where the bird is in this picture, incredible. I really love the varied shapes and colours of trees and this one hanging over and reflecting in the lake stopped me spending lots of time on the beach! As I was drawing this, the large white bird arrived and it started to rain a little so I tried to catch both in the picture. Oil pastels are a good medium to capture colours quickly but can be a bit cumbersome when it comes to finer details.