A Lesson in Patience


I did this drawing on Saturday while I was away in Bath. It’s the sugar bowl from the kitchen in the flat I stayed in and it reminded me of Liz Steel‘s patterned tea cup drawings so I decided to sketch it. The only art materials I’d taken with me were my sketchbook, a pen and a pencil so I added colour to this drawing yesterday once I was home.

Although watercolour dries really fast in this sketchbook, it didn’t dry quite as quickly as I thought, hence the pink-ish smudges on the right hand side. A sweet reminder to be patient when watching paint dry.

4 thoughts on “A Lesson in Patience

  1. Joy @ Joyfully Green Reply

    It’s charming, Cathryn, and I didn’t even notice the pink smudge. Thanks for introducing me to Liz Steel–you always provide great creative references!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Joy. A few people have said the same. I probably notice it more because I saw it when it started to smudge but I’ve also realised that I was finding this drawing a bit too neat and tidy so a bit of a smudge helps to loosen it up a bit :).

  2. John payne Reply

    That came out great! I, too, didn’t see the pink. It just looks like intentional shading since it’s on the low-light side. I like the red pattern and your shading.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks John. I agree that it helps that the smudge is on the shaded side of the pot, although that’s kind of why it smudged in the first place – as I was putting in the shadow. It’s no big deal though :).

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