First Fire of the Season

Sketch of a fireplace and couch by Sarah Sullivan

First Fire of the Season

It was cool enough this evening to have a fire, our first of the season. I thought it would be an easy sketch but capturing a flickering fire and the shapes of the furniture in the mixed lighting was tricky. After three terrible sketches, I got out my pastels and drew on top of the best sketch. Adding dark rich color to the couch and fireplace helped quite a bit. I may come back to this composition soon.


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5 Responses to First Fire of the Season

  1. tprevey says:

    You captured the coziness and warmth!

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  2. Sheila Greer says:

    Oh ho – Sarah! This lovely piece is full of dark, rich, yummy colors. The darks around the flames in the fireplace make the lights so Fire-bright! The couch is exquisite, the blanket on the couch softly defined and even the table is rich with color, and the book bright. This is one of my favorites!!!

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  3. AANGEE says:


    Sent from my iPhone


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