Here’s the objects that sit on the semi-permanent still life table (this set up has stayed quite a while). In the drawing below, they sit behind another temporary still life that I set up this week for a special purpose.
I like drawing and redrawing these objects. They form many a meditation on color and shape that I contemplate, pen in hand. Here’s some earlier iterations.
I get to know these objects by drawing them over and over. I will really know these objects well someday.
If you read this blog regularly you’ll recognize them from these drawings.
I discovered that the cloth I’m using in my still life in progress was turned wrong-side out when I originally set up the objects. I just assumed that I had arranged it with the right side up. So the colors are muted and I’ve decided to revert back to that original intention. I made the discover while drawing from a photo I have of the original set up. I was waiting in the car for my daughter and occupying the time with drawing when I looked closer at the picture and noticed the color differences. I made note of it in my diary at the time and remind myself here too! Meanwhile, back in the studio …
one still life is sitting in front of another, so I decided to draw them to pass the time and get warmed up for working. I think it’s amusing trying to untangle the jumble of things available to look at in drawings like these. If you care to join in, a photo of the jumble appears below:
Also got to thinking about the eye on the fish vase. It reminds me of a detail of a drawing that I made years ago (with some help from my daughter who was very young at the time). I want to do more with this eye when I get to the big painting. Not sure how that will go, but I note that it might prove interesting.
It reminds me of this, and I see an opportunity.