Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Sketches - Kitchen Table

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"Kitchen Table"

Welcome to "Friday Sketches".  This week I had the children home on spring break. My usual Friday sketching expedition didn't go as planned.  It's difficult to sit in a cafe and sketch with an Autistic 4yo.  My 8yo however is a joy to take sketching, but when the children are home my options are limited.

So the best we could do this week was to sit at the kitchen table and sketch whatever we could see.  Of course, that meant whatever was on the table.

In the center of our table this week was a big bowl and fruit, napkins and a salt & pepper grinder. But getting a solid perspective of this scene was like running a gauntlet.

My 4yo likes to take the fruit out of the bowl and line them up along the edge of the table as he proudly announces the name of each fruit and it's color.  He especially loves the 'Orange Orange'.  He thought it was quite hysterical and let the concept morph into a double announcement of everything he could see...'apple apple', 'chair chair', 'mommy mommy'...and so forth. Needless to say we were all joining in.

So my Friday Sketch this week was done in my Stillman &Birn "Beta" Series Sketchbook with watercolor and ink.  It is a good exercise in using colors from the warm side of my palette, which is also this months theme for The Sketchbook Challenge...Warm/Cool.

What's on your kitchen table this week?

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