ginger jar honey jar and seashell

I get my ideas from the still life table.  Here’s one of my favorite things to do — pull out favorite objects, set them on the table, start drawing.

Usually I draw the same motif over and over.  I am loving this motif so much I think it’s destiny that I draw it again.  But I am trying to train myself to reshape the set up regularly and do faster drawings of different arrangements for the sake of the variety.

The above is 24 x 18 inches on Strathmore 400 series pastel paper using Caran d’Ache Neopastels.  Seashell, ginger jar and honey pot, with a bit of blue compotier peeking in from the left.

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5 thoughts on “where do ideas come from?

  1. It’s no small thing, Kerfe. I can’t tell you how many richly, happily complicated projects have begun for me by something as simple as “putting the seashell on the table.” Sometimes there’s a readiness factor. But that seemingly insignificant first step is like planting a seed in the ground. I’m so glad that my colors inspire. Thank you for the kind words.

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