The living room

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This is a late evening sketch of a room that was central to our lives for so many years, our family living room. It is not completely put back in order after a party tonight and now all the others are in bed or gone. Even without people in it it is full of stories and memories and I wanted to convey this feeling. I worked with dark rich colors and was casual about the perspective, hoping that this would suggest a long existence, good use and a place well lived in. This is another sketch I hope to return to and improve.

I drew it in pencil several times, painted it in watercolor and then inked over many of the lines.

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4 Responses to The living room

  1. Tara says:

    I really like the navy pillows on the mustard couch, and how the furniture surrounding the couch is darker. It’s like the furniture is having a conversation and the couch is speaking.


  2. Genevieve says:

    it’s very warm and welcoming. and i’m convinced that the coffee table is actually a saint bernard in disguise. perhaps it comes awake at midnight…


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