The dark blue compotier has been the subject of many drawings lately — this because it occupies such a prominent place in the Big Painting that’s in the works. However, I wasn’t aware how much I’ve drawn it. I think I must be drawing it in my sleep, too. It seems to border on obsession!
Well, I suppose there are worse things to be obsessed about ….
I love the lattice work in this object. It totally fascinates me. I particularly love it in the form of a cast shadow, but the light wasn’t coming from the right direction in the latest drawings to observe the shadows. In the drawing at the top, of which the above is a detail, the widest part of the basin measures 15 inches across which is two inches wider than the actual object.