Still Life


Gestural People Sketching

I spend Saturday morning at the Community Park where most of the recreational soccer games were played. Just to sketch people…parents watching the games and the young soccer players.

I had been following Jieko on Instagram. Especially her sketches of people. I found by exaggerating the figures I felt I could captured people easier, more gestural.

People sketches w big bodies
Quick people sketching at Community Park, pen sketches in a Moleskine sketchbook, 9.15.18 by Marlene Lee

Below sketch first the soccer players in watercolor. Afterward did a gestural outline of the figures.

Soccer players sketches in watercolor n pen
People sketching in watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook by Marlene Lee


More Food Art

I can’t get away from painting fruits. Their colors and shapes are too similar to human skin and shape.

Nectarines and Cherries
Nectarine and Cherries, 6 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

In the “Nectarine and Cherries” I loved how the far right cherry turned out. The reflected light was perfect. So I did another cherry painting. Cherries are so dark almost hard to see other colors but yet their reflective quality make them an interesting subject to paint…at least for me.

Just Brought Cherries
Just Bought Cherries, 6 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee
Two Green Onions
Two Green Onions, 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

These paintings are part of a body of work for an exhibit at the Pence Gallery in January 2019.