Saturday, August 11, 2012

75 Day Sketch Challenge: Days 47-49

This pretty guest room, which used to be my daughter's when she lived at home, is a beautiful, serene space with a high ceiling and a tall arched window looking out over the woods and fields to the north of our house. This antique dressing table was a lucky flea market find whose pale aqua paint color was a perfect fit with the the furnishings in the room.

All sketches are 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", drawn in a Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook with a Noodler's flex pen and Lexington Gray ink

I slipcovered the small swivel chair to match the window treatments. It has a cute, lace-up bodice back and full gathered skirt. The soft floral print fabric is repeated in the decorative pillow shams, below, which are embellished with tucks.

There's so much to see in this room that I did a series of three sketches. The 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sketchbook I'm using isn't well suited to drawing expansive views, so I've been focusing on smaller vignettes, parts of the whole. I think it's been good for me to realize that I don't always have to include everything in a sketch.


  1. I'm thinking that this is a very pretty, feminine room. Love your tiny individual sketches. I can see the whole.

  2. love these little sketches of your daughter's room - it looks like a wonderful place. Your painting of the hydrandas is wonderful - I love the lace effect you used.


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