Lots to post today: Nine cafe sketches, somemore Bargue drawings and apomegranate forPatty. I have a feeling that my work has changed a bit over the last week or two. Hopefully for the better. The lastbatch of cafe sketches seem more like little portraits to me, and the pomegranate appears to have more pomegranate-nessabout it than the last two I painted.
More Cafe Sketches
This picture is from the second of two trips to the Cafe Nero. My my, I am getting slow with these updates. Thefirst visit was on the 26th of March,over a week ago now. That one didn’t go so well. I ended up sitting at the back of the room again which doesn’tgive me such a good view, and I appear to have been off the boil since I came home with only threedrawings, and none of them were up to much.
The second trip went much better. Igot a few more drawings out of it and I had a good time. The drawings from this trip got closer to the peopleI was drawing, and although they were more ‘sketchy’ than they’ve been lately, there’s something about them Ilike.
More Bargue Drawings
I’ve finished the firstBargue plate of eyes now, and have also done the secondone, of noses and mouths. I’m workingmore slowly on these copies now, and I think they’re getting better. I’m pretty sure they’re having a positive effecton both my drawings and my paintings. Highly recommended. For the second plate, I got the plate blown up much closerto the size of the originals. I plan to do them all this way now, it was definitely different working actualsize. It was easier apart from anything else.
A Pomegranate for Patty
This pomegranateis the fifth painting of the ten single objects series. I think it came out quite nicely, despite strugglingwith the changing light all day.
Out of sixteen paintings I’ve done so far, four of them have been of pomegranates, I seem to be developing an unhealthypomegranate obsession. Actually, maybe it’s a healthy obsession, since pomegranates are very good for you and I ofteneat what I paint when I’ve finished. I’ll have to watch that when I start painting portraits though,that wouldn’t go down too well. I’d probably get indigestion or something, and might not get paid.
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