Double Take

Virginia Street, Apr 14, 2007 (larger)
Virginia Street, Jul 01, 2006 (larger)

Don’t know why, but I never seem to draw the same thing twice. Yesterday though I drew a scene I had also done last year. This view is looking down from a second floor hair salon, onto the street below.

I was surprised when I pulled out the old sketch how similar the two are. I don’t love either one, but I think I have a slight preference for the older sketch.

I’m going on vacation tomorrow, for a week (Hawaii!). Hopefully I’ll come back with some interesting sketches to share.

11 Responses to “Double Take”

  1. Felicity Says:

    Both are beautiful! Your colours are super. I just found too that you have a great article on bookbinding, just what I needed to know, thank you!

  2. Mithi Says:

    They’re BOTH smashing … hope yo have a great holiday in Hawaii!

  3. Renate Says:

    I’m looking forward to see the Hawaii sketches. Hope you had a great time.
    Ahh… Hawaii… *dreaming*

  4. jules Says:

    Martha I like both of them – and if I too prefer the one on the right, it’s only because, as Bill says, we’re up close to the scene. Lovely!

  5. Claudia Says:

    I like both of them! And I hope, you will have a nice stay in Hawaii!

  6. Jana Bouc Says:

    I really like the colors you use. They’re always so harmonious and lovely.

  7. Ronell Says:

    lovely sketches, Martha. enjoy Hawai!

  8. julie70 Says:

    what a wonderfull gift you have to be able to draw!

  9. Bill (wp3, Comtech1) Says:

    I like both too, and like you, prefer the one on the right, the older. I think because we’re zoomed in more, feel closer to the “action.” And, also in the older, there is a pathway into the scene. Nice variety in those greens. Hawaii! You do get around! Hope it’s restful for you and enjoyable.

    By the way, I got my hands on some Fabriano Artistico, hot press and cold press. Tried the HP out this eve, a few minutes ago. Nice. I haven’t painted hot press for years (except if you consider some sketchbook paper hot press–it nearly is). Aloha.

  10. lin Says:

    BOTH ARE GORGEOUS!! LOVE THE EASY LINES OF THEM! You make such sketches seem effortless!! ENJOY YOUR TRIP!!!! I’ll look forward to your travel sketches!

  11. martín Says:

    I love both of them. just that. best wishes.

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