Senor Moment And Still Life

9 May

Pencil drawing in progress: still-life with street junk.

Well, I had my first encounter with Senor Moment today. I walked all the way through the city centre and started climbing the hill to visit my reflexologist and noticed my skirt looked a bit funny. I looked harder and saw that it’s hem was tucked into my tights! NOOOOOO! I haven’t done that since I was 5! Memo to self: check in the mirror before leaving the house from now on. It’s a bit of a shock; I managed to push the boundaries of youth to almost forty and I was hoping for at least three decades of middle age but seniority seems to be sneaking up on me.

I’ve been collecting things I find in the street [that would horrify my late Nana] and today I decided to start drawing a still-life with them. Here’s what I’ve done so far. I found an empty cheap extra-strong lager can left on the Studio doorstep by a street drinker; two goldie-coloured metal leaves; an icon. An eclectic mix from the mean streets of Swansea. I put them onto a page from the Independent newspaper. The drawing is in Derwent pencils, B and 5B, onto 90 gsm watercolour paper and I’m toying with the idea of using watercolour wash when the drawing bit is finished. I’ve been wanting to do some still life for a while but also wanted to do something contemporary, so collecting rubbish off the street seems to fit the bill. Or am I having another Senor Moment?

8 Responses to “Senor Moment And Still Life”

  1. knieling2012 May 11, 2012 at 19:55 #

    Nice layout you could almost see the start of a MC Escher drawing.

  2. Magill May 10, 2012 at 21:41 #

    Senor Momento es muy divertido!
    Sorry…couldn’t resist. 😉

  3. Helen Cherry May 10, 2012 at 14:47 #

    We’ve all been there… I know I have.! and just think you might have cheered up someone’s day 😀
    and the drawing which I got quite distracted from, is a great idea.. very contemporary 🙂

  4. Wicker May 9, 2012 at 23:29 #

    A good friend of mine did the skirt trick in NYC once, she made it all the way from her apartment to the Subway platform before a kind soul informed her of her situation. At least you managed to sort it out yourself…: )

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