Friday, December 7, 2012

Blackberry breakfast.

This is still life with blackberries and cups and at the same time it is an intense stare at the breakfast scene, trying to absorb every little detail of berries, sweet baklava, green desert plates, shaped like a flower, tea kettle, all this fragile peaceful beauty of a family breakfast, which is soon will be gone, will be replaced by the darkness, like everything else, will become someones distant memory, maybe not even mine.
I used ink and Kuretake and a little bit of salt. Scanner cannot show shimmering specks of salt or sand, or jewelry sparkles, covering the whole drawing.
BTW, this tea kettle is done, got destroyed by Sandy, like most of electrical stuff at home, I already got a replacement, different shape, different color, how it will fit in my drawings?


CrimsonLeaves said...

One of my favorites yet, Nikira. The color you've put into the piece is just exquisite and brightens the whole piece. I do hate hearing how this storm has made you so very fatalistic. On the one hand, I am the same way; on the other I have to try to push it out of my head or I'd go nutso.

Nikira said...

Thank you, CrimsonLeaves. Don't think fatalistic. Probably reminded, that all is fragile and illusion. I've always been aware of everything being temporary and this made me feel more nostalgic for today's reality and sharper appreciation of beauty and people's goodness.
Storm taking away from my time devoted to drawing and I am facing too many exhausting decisions. :/