This is not quite a repeat of my sketch yesterday but very similar – we seem to have lots of pots around the house with pens and drawing materials in them. Just like yesterday it’s a great opportunity to draw something colourful so I couldn’t resist.
Today I was sensible and sketched before I was too tired – just a jar of old felt-tip pens, most of which have probably dried up – but it gave me a chance to use lots of bright colours. As I was sketching this I was listening to a radio programme about the Columbian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez – so I googled him and I think my next read may be his novel “the sounds of things falling”.
Today I got a new palette that takes all my half pans of watercolour, plus a few whole pans. I’ve been using the same Winsor & Newton field box for too many years to count, so getting a new palette is quite exciting. Somehow the sketch ended up a bit wonky though.
It’s been a hot day today, making me feel exhausted – so here is a sketch of some hot mustard to make it even hotter. Not exactly the nicest mustard but we make do with what we can get.
I meant to draw this last night but was too tired. This was a really quick and simple drawing – plus I got to eat the pizza afterwards. I confess that I do like snack on cold slices of yesterday’s pizza.
I know I am repeating my subjects, but last night, after a long day working (not actually at an office of course) I just wanted to relax on the couch and draw what was in front of me. So here it is – my tea flask with the remains of my green tea – and some candle sticks.
We accumulated a lot of bits and bobs when we lived in Bhutan – plenty of sketching material! This little enamel mask has been hanging around our house for a long time (literally because it hangs from a little loop at the back). I think he looks sad rather than scary.
I have some new subject matter – my daughters collection of cacti have been moved from her room to our coffee table. The main idea though is that we don’t forget to water them and tend them!
Here is my sketch from last night – just a simple exercise in painting shapes. The sphere is a wooden puzzle and the bowl is actually alabaster, so it has this translucent quality.
Here is this evenings sketch – my daughters easel with some of her paintings. While she was here she didn’t want me to sketch in her room – but now she is off to university she can’t stop me!