Sunday, 3 June 2012

Teaspoons...


A couple of weeks ago I put up this mug and spoons drawing
as a work in progress

it was a while ago now
and it was buried at the end of a post

but trust me it was there
and lots of you said you liked it how it was
which was really sweet and greatly appreciated
but I had this idea in my head that the cutlery 
would be closer to the ones I drew in this Sunday Sketch Post


the thing I liked about this drawing was the textures in the handles
and that it didn't look too static
I always think that cutlery has an energy to it
it makes all that delicious clattery clinky noise in the draw
 and when you drop it it always falls in interesting ways
and looks all light and dark and lovely
and of course it delivers to your waiting tastebuds
morsels of wonderful
or disgusting
depending on the relative success of the cooking adventure!!!!



but I have to admit to a crisis in confidence 
after so many of you said you liked the spoons
just as they were
and I liked it as it was as well
but this week I put on my big girl pants 
and jumped in


and it was so worth it
because I love it now
It is how I saw it in my head
and it looks so much more dynamic and alive to me
love it when that happens

happy Sunday Sketches all...xx


What I have been drawing, painting and writing about this week...









38 comments:

minnemie said...

OH my goodness! Only YOU could pull this off so well! The textures in the handles are amazing.

minnemie said...

OH, and the composition rocks too.

Jennifer McLean said...

I love your spoons. you were right to continue. SOmetimes it's hard to bite the bullet and keep going when something looks pretty good but doesn't match your head. what if it sucks later?? I love your bold spoons and I loved your other black and white cutlery too. In fact, you inspired me to go trolling the internet for cool cutlery pics. You'd be surprised that there isn't any. Who knew. I don't have cool cutlery, only kinda modern stuff but I'll have to try drawing it.

Oh, did you fix the wonk?? lol. Be bold with a black marker,lol.

laurie said...

wow, now thats amazing!

Rita said...

And you were correct, as is right and good and how it should be. ;) They're perfect.

Simona Cordara said...

They look real. You grabbed the textures so well.!

Lynn said...

I think your work is stunning, I've never seen anyone sketch like you. I think it's the subjects you pick that do it for me. The cutlery sketches should be in everyone's kitchen including mine.
I have a pine wall unit with different mugs, jugs, plates, napkins, cups, saucers and bowls on, they don't match but they are all pink and make a great composition which I have used as a back drop a few times.
Lynn x

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

So many different styles and I like them all! Fascinating how the work in progress looks totally different than a finished work. I'm a big fan of your work Tracey!

Susan said...

I am with Lynn. You bring the simplest subjects to life and we look at them and think "how did she see that?"
Absolutely love your spoons in the mug. And now I am looking at mine.......

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Excellent..feels like you could just snatch a spoon.

Christine said...

wow Tracey, these are so good, you're so talented really! Wonderful details of everyday objects.

Heather said...

you make everday objects even more beautiful! LOVE your detail work!

Giggles said...

These textures are amazing!! I even recognize some of them as familiar!! You are so talented!! What an inspiration!!

Hugs Giggles

Debbie said...

they are so realistic now! great job!

NatashaMay said...

I really like how you drew the silverware. Fantastic!

Victoria said...

Wow..dazzling..I love the spoons..so charming...so very beautiful!! YOU are awesome!
Victoria

Nicole Foshee said...

Ah-may-zing! I definitely love them with the texture! You are right....they come alive! Well done!

Joni Nickrent said...

Love the silver...it gets 5 GOLD stars in my book! Awesome work!

Sandra said...

It really is totally amazing! So intricate! I can almost hear them clattering! It's a lovely energetic sketch - love it!!

Sabina said...

Great job--you were right to go with your own instinct. I did like how the spoons looked in progress, but they definitely have more life and texture now.

Molly said...

It's a good thing you trusted your own direction. I love how you've given those spoons some shine and depth.

For the record, I also like your wonky-based oranges. Oranges are so oddly shaped... The wonky base seems to fit! It's never a mistake... Just character in the painting! :-)

Alexandra said...

I'm so glad you continued and moved forward on this project. Your spoons are simply amazing and I LOVE LOVE the hint of blue and the texture you're created! :)

WrightStuff said...

The best spoons are the ones that happen in bed with your honey!

I think we have these teaspoons - indeed this whole set. I think it's called King's. It not his, as we didn't steal it. It's ours...

Whatever... lovely spoons, beautifully illustrated.

Lynn said...

I'm impressed with how you do shawdows! those dark spaces in between the beautiful spoons, knives and forks.

Deborah Velásquez said...

Just stopping to gaze at your lovely work. Always inspiring!

anna said...

I love it! I am with you, I love the clattery clink of cutlery drawers...

Tracey Potter said...

I'm so glad you put on your big girl pants with this one Tracey! You've managed to keep the beautiful softness and add movement with your wonderful sketchy detail that finishes of this artwork perfectly.

kat said...

Hello Tracey, beautiful work, I love your artwork of the every day things.

Jehanne's doodles said...

Wow I am amazed, you are really really fantastic!!

Frances Traina said...

thank you for the nice comment on my Sunday Sketch post:) Have a great week! Fran T xo

Rosa said...

Un gran dominio del dibujo. Es fantástico.
Saludos

Anns Art said...

Love how you have done this painting.

Nora MacPhail said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Tracey!!

sandee said...

Now I know what I've been doing wrong, I don't own any artistic big girl panties! lol Going comando evidently isn't very creative! lmao I love the spoons, and the free form design on the handles is amazing, they do have a lot of energy! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

kimmie said...

big girl pants - I need to go get me some of those :)

you're right that adding the detail made it dynamic and alive ... I love the shock of blue shading

tutto a posto said...

Love both the peonies in the tea cup and the more refined botanical study. Your oranges are great too. By the way, I would not have noticed the wonky if you had not pointed it out!

Fallingladies said...

You are amazing, glad you jumped in and added so much detail, and that is such a hard look to achieve so perfectly! Wow, again!

Terrie Purkey said...

Love the subtle addition of color. You're right, it does look better with just that little glimmer added. Those handles are beautifully rendered. Another winner.