Some artists work in series of the same subject. Turner worked from field notes and sketches, on several large canvases at the time (an efficient way of saving time and paint). Degas also painted series, such as his ballerinas. Van Gogh created several sunflower paintings. Monet painted waterlilies…
I don’t imagine they did it merely for efficiency or marketing reasons, I think we are often drawn to the same subjects for reasons we cannot explain.
I enjoyed making my own series of sketches of this table.
I found the pattern on the tablecloth too fiddly to draw with my brush and decided to use a fineliner on some drawings. I liked how it worked and combined both again in later drawings.
I’ll share those with you in my next blog post.
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