A couple of days ago I posted a photo of the fork and sketch on my other blog.

Vintage Fork painted with Peerless Watercolor Papers

This is the drawing after I painted it using a waterbrush and Peerless Watercolor Papers.  The sketchbook has thin, lined paper, not the BFK Rives paper I use to make my handmade sketchbooks.

sketchbook drawing:  drawn first with Vintage Sheaffer fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black Ink, followed by Peerless Watercolor applied using a waterbrush.

Color Scheme: Double Complements, limited palette –  yellow and purple, blue and orange

In reality, the fork was black.

Pasta Demonstration & Luncheon

Thursdays are spent with my father.  He suffers dementia and lives in an assisted living facility.  Fortunately the facility has daily activities and events that provide entertainment for the residents as well as the neighboring community.  This past Thursday Chef Mike demonstrated the method of making fresh pasta.  The tables were set with a plate of dipping oil for the bread along with four brightly striped napkins and black, plastic forks.  How could I resist?

When I’m with my father I have to keep my sketching extremely basic so that I can stop at any given moment without frustration.  The fork and napkin provided a perfect still life to draw without getting fussy about detail.  With the Color Scheme Game in mind I altered the color of the plastic fork in spite of the fact that I adore the combination of red and black.  Chef Mike was making both tomato and spinach pasta.  I felt it only fitting for the napkin to represent the tomato pasta and the fork to represent the spinach pasta.  Red and green are, of course, a complementary color scheme.

Drawn first with fountain pen filled with black ink, followed by watercolor.