"Preliminary Sketch of Nicholas in His Shop"
(2H graphite, sketchbook)
I didn't know how busy I have been until I realized on Sunday that I had only posted once last week! I spent last week working away at prepping for our school's Fun Fair - I volunteer in the Tea Room (The Sweet Leaves Tea Room) - which is no surprise! I worked at the plating station for desserts - my favourite job! Little sprigs of mint and artistic dallops of whipped cream, fresh fruit - every plate is a canvas!! All in all a lot of fun!
I have been working away in my spare time at the next illustration in my Elderberry Hedge series. This is a preliminary sketch of Nicholas. I knew after completing The Bonny Baker I wanted to work on an interior and when I thought of Nicholas' antique shop I knew exactly which room I wanted to capture and it would show off some of his collected treasures at the same time! The sun shining through his window inspired me even more - I knew I had to paint this scene!
I'll share this little sneek peek into Nicholas' world: Nicholas has been a long-time resident of Elderberry Hedge and his curious shop, "Antiquities and Things Found" has long been a part of the village. Nicholas comes from a long line of pack rats and....
That's all for now!
Gotta get to work on the actual painting!