Sunday, January 15, 2006
Continuing my fascination with things interior (hats off to you, Laura), I've added a 'quick sketch' of my bentwood rocker. In the time my husband called me to leave my art table and prepare the table for dinner (don't you just LOVE a man that cooks! and cooks WELL!) and when dinner was actually done, I did a quick sketch of the bentwood rocker I've owned for over 30 years. I added ink and watercolor only to the wooden areas; the seat and back are still in pencil. I love the subtlety of the pencil and maybe I'm finally learning how to use it to its advantage. I have a larger learning curve with ink and watercolor! I've included both sketches to show a bit of the process.
The rocker has followed me all of my adult life. I rocked my children in it, and now, I rock my grands! I've had the seat and back recaned only once in all this time. It sits next to my fireplace with a cozy throw tossed over its arm. I happened to be UNDER the throw when I drew this!