Fish-Fruit-Bauble by Tim Mooney

Still life bowl, pepper and salt shakers
There's still life © Tim Mooney

When I started to sketch the above group I didn’t really notice that the bowl (fish tank) had Christmas decorations in it. Not normally a problem but one of them was a pine cone … an opening pine cone (difficult to sketch … need to practice). So I increased the number of baubles to fill the bowl and then they became fruit. I have a driver’s licence also.

Icing Sugar Shaker by Tim Mooney

Pen and Wash of Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
Icing Sugar Shaker - Stirling Silver © Tim Mooney

This stirling silver Sugar Shaker is a masterpiece of silversmithing dating back to the 1700s. It travelled the high seas in a camphorwood chest as a prize possession of a canadian sea captain named Simpson. No relation to Bart. Standing about 8″ tall this silver piece is extremely light for its somewhat bulky look. A tricky rendering exercise in deciding on what is actually positive space.