Dried pomegranate, two oranges, and a Spanish dish
Bags of hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts.
The spontaneity and lively lines of the pepper grinder and salt shaker are what I always aim for in drawing, and seldom achieve. It's nice when it happens.
My sketchbook for this year began with a pen-and-wash drawing of this same basic arrangement.
I've got a couple more pages to go, but thought I'd make another drawing of my desktop (hmm, that's a real desktop!) as a bookend. Many of these objects have appeared over and over in my drawings this year. I learn a lot from repetition, but maybe it's boring for viewers - nevertheless, it's extremely useful (both artistically and as a psychological exercise) to continue to explore a subject in different media, different arrangements -- and also when I'm in different moods. I would have added color to this one, but it's drawn in a very runny fountain pen ink, so it was impossible!