Kitchen clean-up

I missed the deadline for the James Gurney challenge to paint a kitchen scene, but did this sketch anyway, in the middle of a party prep day (well, drawn that day, painted the next from ref photo).

I loved seeing all the ways people approached this challenge. You can see the entries here (click on “Photos” or read the posts — the challenge required using a limited palette and submitting photos of the work in progress).

Furry cat or ?

Well, I thought this looked okay at the time, but now it looks like road kill. But she really was napping on her back. This is a good example of the wrong tool (Fude pen) for the subject matter (fluffy long-haired cat).

Swatches, I needed swatches…

I have many tubes of paint and needed to become familiar with them. Following the model that Ian Sidaway showed in the Sketchbook Skool course, I made 2 x 5 in. swatches. What a great exercise in handling pigment, water, brush, etc. I have much to learn.

Made a sketch of the tools I used. including a water drop dispenser.

Another Saturday at The Quirky Carrot

A small group of Glengarry Sketchers met at our favourite local hangout yesterday. I did a couple of warm-up sketches and then tackled the view from our table.

The delicious breakfast sandwich (more tasty than it looks here.) Colour pencil added at home (I must carry a few colour pencils in my sketch bag).