|A vase crafted from an old chestnut fence railing|
There is inspiration to be had in these objects as subjects for quick sketches, I'm realizing. "Quick" -- so the perfectionist critic doesn't seize up and "sketch" for the same reason, too. "Quick sketch" implies equal ease.
We have two of these old chestnut fence railing vases, one small and one a bit larger. I bought them from a catalog many years ago -- maybe in a pre-online age, now that I'm thinking about it, so we've had them a long time. I love the shape of the old railings -- they're not particularly practical as vases (the larger one has a bigger opening), and the glass tube inside fell out and broke as I brought it down to the studio (it was only big enough for a single stem...)
Here was the result. I was glad to sit down and just do another drawing!