Sketching Before Breakfast #6

Bananas in a Colander with Lemons and Journal, Procreate and iPad.

Bananas in a Colander with Lemons and Journal, Procreate and iPad.

Continuing the series of morning sketches, mostly done of random stuff on the breakfast table.

Pasture Eggs of different colors, Procreate on iPad

Pastured Eggs of different colors, Procreate on iPad

 

 

Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

 

Color layer added to Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

Color layer added to Digital pencil sketch of journal and lemons in a bowl, iPad and procreate

Sketching Before Breakfast #5

Paperwork for the impending kitchen remodel, coffee, a pen and kleenex, Procreate on the iPad pro.

Paperwork for the impending kitchen remodel, coffee, a pen and kleenex, Procreate on the iPad pro.

Now that I’ve come out the other side of the kitchen remodel I’m so grateful to be done and be able to enjoy it, to have the house to myself again, to not continually have noise and dust despite the careful screening, and to have completed making seeming hundreds of decisions and purchases big and small. Now I get to return to a “normal” routine of painting, drawing, hiking and spending time with my dog, friends and family.

Strawberries in plastic wrap and bananas. Procreate on iPad pro.

Strawberries in plastic wrap and bananas. Procreate on iPad pro.

Trash on the Table. Procreate on iPad pro.

Trash on the Table. Procreate on iPad pro.

Sketching Before Breakfast #3 Mystery Pears and More

Two pears and an apple on breakfast table; morning sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

Two pears and an apple on breakfast table; morning sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

And we have more morning sketches. I was really trying to force myself to stick to 3 values for each object. My glass-topped table is so great with its frosted glass square design elements and reflections.

Unfinished sketch of bananas and lemon on the table

Unfinished sketch of bananas and lemon on the table

Super quick sketch done on Procreate on my iPhone with my finger, barely had a minute to draw but didn't want to lose momentum.

Super quick sketch done on Procreate on my iPhone with my finger, barely had a minute to draw but didn’t want to lose momentum.

Sketching Before Breakfast #2 – Cantaloupes

Big cantaloupe and fruit bowl early morning breakfast table sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

Big cantaloupe and fruit bowl early morning breakfast table sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

Another couple of days worth of stuff on my dining room table drawn before breakfast, with cantaloupe making a guest appearance.

Another view of the morning breakfast table; sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

Another view of the morning breakfast table; sketch in Procreate on the iPad.

Sketching Before Breakfast #1 – Bananas and Lemons

Drawing before breakfast: I sketch whatever is on my dining room table before breakfast. Often they’re unfinished because I get too hungry or have to hurry off somewhere.

Drawing before breakfast: I sketch whatever is on my dining room table before breakfast. Often they’re unfinished because I get too hungry or have to hurry off somewhere.

And this begins a series of posts of the sketches I’ve been doing before breakfast at the dining room table where I start the day with a cup of coffee, my journal and my iPad. I read a bit of email, journal a bit and sketch what’s on the table in front of me, pretty much as I find it. I don’t always have time to finish a sketch but it’s always a great way to start the day.

Another before breakfast sketch of stuff on the dining room table in Procreate on the iPad.

Another before breakfast sketch of stuff on the dining room table in Procreate on the iPad.

Quickie before breakfast sketch at the table in Procreate on the iPad.

Quickie before breakfast sketch at the table in Procreate on the iPad.

Unfinished breakfast sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Had to get going and when I came back things had moved around so couldn’t finish.

Unfinished breakfast sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Had to get going and when I came back things had moved around so couldn’t finish.

Hanging Lemons: Two paintings and a Candy Jar

Lemon, Candy Dish and a Cosmetic Swab, oil painting on unstretched canvas, 16x12”

Lemon, Candy Dish and a Cosmetic Swab, oil painting on unstretched canvas, 16×12”

I had so much fun painting this hanging lemon and grandma’s candy dish and the previous hanging lemon oil study below. Also scroll down for the fun Procreate color studies and sketches and WIP photos.  I know the candy dish is wonky but I decided I like the wavy distortions.  I’m not sure which I prefer more, the iPad color study or this painting (which is available at my DPW gallery here.)

I’d love to know which you prefer: iPad painting or oil painting? And here is the little hanging lemon painting I did earlier:

Hanging Lemons, oil on Gessobord panel, 7x5"

Hanging Lemons, oil on Gessobord panel, 7×5″

This little painting came first; a fun experiment in composition and hanging things from the wall to paint. The painting is available at my DPW gallery here.

Original color study sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Print is available upon request.

Original color study sketch in Procreate on the iPad. Print is available upon request.

In some ways I prefer this chunky quick study more than the oil painting. I am working towards finding a way to apply what I’ve been doing on the iPad to my oil paintings. Next up on the blog are a series of more of these iPad sketches. Read More

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