I was working on focusing on an object in the foreground while making the background fuzzy.
Angle’s not quite the same. Maybe I hold my sketchbook titled while working.
Sketch 100: Lamp; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Rogers Fund, 1939
The top is not wide enough. (Somehow I cannot see these things until I upload the photographs for the blog.)
Sketch 099: Oil Lamp, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Anonymous Gift, 1991
Sketch 098: Oil Lamp, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1938
Another sketch that turned out harder that I thought it would. Still, there’s value in sketching objects that are above my skill level. As I’m teaching myself to sketch, it may take a while for improvements to show up, but it’s better than using only objects I can easily sketch (which may be very few, in reality).
Sketch 097: Electric Lamp, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Grant, 1974