When Ewer a Red Grapefruit

Today’s sketch may give the impression that I didn’t really know what I was doing. This would be for the simple reason that I didn’t. The subject matter of the artwork is a still life featuring a (an?) ewer (a.k.a. Mr Water Jug), accompanied on this occasion by a red grapefruit, which I thought was…

Chinese Lantern #2

I’ve made a few studies of Chinese Lantern plants before today. I find the delicacy and colour of the husks quite beautiful. An earlier post – Chinese Lanterns #1 – included a study of husks in coloured pencil. Around this time last year I made a painting in oils on canvas, Chinese Lantern on Blue….

Apple in a Fruit Bowl

A drawing in coloured pencil in an A5 sketchpad, drawn late yesterday afternoon. I was trying to approach this coloured pencil drawing in the same way that I might approach a painting – building up relatively pure colour in layers of small marks.

Banana Peel and a Paint Scraper

There’s not much I can say about this drawing. I was attempting to remove some paint from a table yesterday afternoon, following which only partially successful physical exertion I ate a banana and thought I’d rather be drawing. The sketch is around A5 in size and drawn in fine line and calligraphic pens on paper.

Lemon Juicer in a Mug, 17 August 2013

What finer way to spend a wet Saturday afternoon is there than sketching a lemon juicer in a mug? So I thought before commencing this drawing, which I made in Uni Pin fine line pens and a Pentel calligraphic pen on A5ish paper.