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Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Week of Drawings from "My Kitchen" Lynn Cohen


If you follow me at Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens you may have seen most of these already.

The first three are the same picture done (1) in just watercolor,  (2) adjusted on the computer for darker colors


and (3) with ink lines added ...


Feel free to have a preference. It's just me tweaking things due to inner critic not liking the first one (at first). After a bit I wound up liking it as much as the others, just accepting it for it's "difference".

Then came this dinner theme: Done I think with Prismacolor 08 and Winsor and Newton watercolors, and 2 old marking pens and a white Gelly Roll pen., not to mention a good appetite!



Grabbing utensils from the kitchen drawer gave me three new models willing to pose and be drawn, with size 05 and 08 black and red pens; and B (bold) and C (calligraphy) black Prismacolor pens. 


Then on another day I challenged myself to sit and draw everything on my refrigerator door. Lots of family photos there as well as art done by the sweet hands of our grand children. I used Faber-Castell SX black ink pen.



Yesterday's lunch was lentil soup, done in bold Prismacolor black pen and Winsor & Newton watercolors.


And that followed by another lunch (yesterday's) of peanut butter on a brown rice cake and a bowl of vegetable lentil soup. The bowl is clay pottery made by a class  mate many moons ago. Artist's Loft black pen size 08 and Winsor and Newton watercolors used.



If my kitchen sketches inspire you to want to do the same you might consider joining us at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens where we will be drawing to the "Kitchen" Theme for  a few more days. On March 16 we start drawing in "Gardens and Parks" which might be your own front or backyard. Leave me an "I want to join message including your email address here in comments or on the PPP&P blog. I'll send you an invite. Then you are ready to post on that blog.

Happy Paint Party Friday (tomorrow)!
Happy Sunday Sketchers (Sunday)!
Happy Life (NOW!)

Thanks for your visit and comment. I love both!

25 comments:

  1. They are all great sketches Lynn, love them. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. your meals/recipes always sound so yummy!! Well, they look pretty yummy, too!

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  3. I hate to give you another "big idea", but...... it would be fun for you to draw your meals and put on the website http://www.theydrawandcook.com/

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    1. Julie, you are the second person to suggest this to me. I've gone there to check it out. The artists all seem to be art students with very polished styles. I'm not sure my more primitive, wonky style fits what they are looking for. But I might try and see if they let me in.

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    2. They will, you silly! Your art is spectacular!!!

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  4. Fun to see them all together. Think the can opener and other utensils is my favorite. I feel like I could pick them all up. :)

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  5. Lynn, as usual I am enjoying your delightful sketches. I am left with questions. Do you spend a lot of time cooking? And how could that be so since you do so many sketches? Maybe you have a hired cook? anyway, it makes me want to go raid the refrigerator.

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    1. No, Faye not a lot of time cooking. Sautéing vegetables and cooking grains takes very little time at all! I'm sure it's fifteen minutes Max to make such a dinner, and I always cook enough to cover two or three meals at a time. Sometimes on a weekend day I'll cook a larger batch say of lentil marinara sauce to freeze for 5-6 meals ahead. Salad is quick prep time too. Being vegan does not require as much time as cooking meat used to. And yes, I do it all myself. Drawing also is something I do fairly quickly. It's just become a daily habit. As you can see here I actually can draw, paint and eat all at the same time! I don't need to hire help for any of that! ;-)

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  6. Hi Lynn,
    You are one amazing lady and artist! I've been thinking about some changes in food consumption, just not sure where to start but lentil soup sounds a good one for starters : )
    Oh, and I really appreciate receiving your letter, maybe down the road I might join in, thanks again for the invite.

    Annabelle : )

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    1. Annabelle, the film "Forks Over Knives" from Amazon.com is what got me going in my healthy direction. You might give it a look and make your own decisions. Their web site has good recipes too! Ps I bet we see you there eventually!

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  7. Wonderful sketches....Like Faye I too wondered how you get so many sketches done... Such a good job! I am way too slow. The new blog seems like a huge success! So glad to have met you on ppf!! Your art evolution is such a fabulous inspiration for me!

    Love Giggles

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    1. You are such a fun friend to have found through PPF. You know we think a like on so many subjects.
      Thanks for liking my art. I think I do everything fast. Don't know why, just how I am. Perhaps, I'm worried about running out of time? ;-)

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  8. Love your week of drawings Lynn. They are all great as are you. Happy PPF!

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  9. i especially like the bottom one! maybe because i love my soups!! i have videos on my blog on how to make a little sketchbook from one piece of large WC paper if you are interested...happy PPF! nice to meet you!!

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    1. Thanks *jean*, I'll check out your book making video. ;-) Thanks for coming by, I hope you'll return.

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  10. Lynn, your kitchen sketches are so fun!!! I love seeing them all together.

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  11. Hey I can comment! So often I cant - it is as if your whole blog reappears in the comment box - so weird....

    Wonderful sketches and paintings. I am staring to get hungry...

    Thank you Lynn for being such a wonderful part of PPF!
    xo
    EVA

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!