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Sketching faces in bistro

With the rain falling non-stop for this whole week, I just couldn’t get to go painting the poppies in the fields like I’ve been burning to do! And now I fear by the time the rains tops, there will be no poppies left! Well, at least we have bistros with some faces to sketch…

Sketches done in rotring pen in moleskine

…faces, instead of poppies…

faces in bistro1

faces in bistro2

9 responses

  1. It has been depressing, hasn’t it? I’m glad you found such a productive way to pass the time during this terrible weather, and your sketches are wonderfully expressive.

    June 10, 2009 at 5:10 pm

  2. Ronell, I just love the way you’ve captured such individualized expressions with your loose, wiggly lines and wash.

    And I really hope there are some poppies still standing for you to sketch!!! I have always wanted to see poppies dotting the french countryside. I will be visiting southern France next month, but I imagine the poppies will be gone by then. Perhaps lavender or sunflowers will be blooming?

    June 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

  3. I love your faces and I can just see you sitting there painting and wishing I was with you.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm

  4. hfm

    Love the faces the expression and the composition! Great work!

    June 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

  5. dinahmow

    Most of these faces seem a bit glum…maybe the bistro patrons were also ticked-off with the rain?

    June 11, 2009 at 2:20 am

  6. We’ve had rain all week too – weird for Joburg in June (not for the Cape of course!) These are lovely people sketches – hope you get to do the poppies too, soon.

    June 11, 2009 at 9:10 am

  7. Wow! Quelle vivacité! Quelle rapidité pour peindre ces visages!!! I’m impressed! This is the kind of work I feel quite incapable of!

    June 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

  8. Oh I love these, fast and loose sketches of people are so hard to do! I like that they are monochrome too. Beautiful.

    June 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

  9. sue

    Somehow I must have missed your latest posts–where have I been?! Delightful sketches of all these folks. You have the most wonderful style in your art.

    June 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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