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Doing It Daily – January 24 – 31

Barcelona Sketch

Barcelona Sketch Photo Collage

Month #1 of my 365-daily sketching goal achieved!

Here are the “publishable” drawings from the last 8 days of January prompts:

  • A quiet moment at home – I was dealing with some dental stitches that required frequent rinsing with table salt. When I wasn’t rinsing, in the quiet moment, I drew the salt and dreaded plastic cup!
January 24 - Rinsing with Salt

January 24 – Rinsing with Salt

  • A smoothie recipe – Serendipity! Because of my stitches, I was on a liquid diet of smoothies most of the week!
January 25 - Smoothie Recipe

January 25 – Smoothie Recipe

  • A cookie jar – Love Italian ceramic biscotti jars!
January 27 - Cookie Jars

January 27 – Cookie Jars

  • A favourite piece of art by a famous painter – One of my favourite paintings is “Prades, the Village” by Joan Miro (1917).  I saw it in an exhibition last year and had to buy the print (which is now in my living room). I used watercolour pencils (Derwent and Faber Castell) for this one. It’s not half-bad – some lines are wonky, but it captures the spirit of the original… I think.
January 28 - Prades, the Village by Joan Miro

January 28 – Prades, the Village by Joan Miro

  • Favourite hamburger toppings – From high-brow art one day to drawing pickles the next! Thank God because that Miro wore me out, and it was nice just to let loose with the pen again. Made lots of mistakes, but the release was worth it!
January 29 - Fave Burger Toppings

January 29 – Fave Burger Toppings

  • A dream destination – From burgers back to something challenging – the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona! But as my sketchbook is quite small (4.5″ x 7.75″) and because my daily drawing rules forbid erasing, I went with a very loose drawing with a pigment liner and light watercolour washes. (And then afterward, for fun, played with the photography editing of the sketch as seen at the top of the post.)
January 30 - Barcelona

January 30 – Barcelona

  • Something that begins with “B” – I was going to draw a full street scene of Burano Italy, but as I tackled some big subjects this past week, I settled on a quick sketch of one of my favourite “B’s” – a balcony.
January 31 - B is for Balcony (in Burano)

January 31 – B is for Balcony (in Burano)

Bring on February – I’m ready!


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