Two More Chairs

Here are the latest chair sketches in the ongoing social distancing saga. As I wrote to Laureen, one of the loyal followers of my blog, I will probably hereafter be referred to as “the CHAIR-man of the BORED”. The chairs provide a theme to keep me drawing in the sketchbook . I’ve been using a Platinum Carbon Pen, Micron 03 Pen and watercolor in a 5 1/2″ x 8″ Strathmore mixed media Visual Journal.

The subjects of the two latest drawings are very different from each other. The first is of my “computer/office” chair which, in its over designed padding, reminds me of an inflated ancient fertility goddess on a multi-pronged pedestal. It was tricky to draw because it doesn’t look like a real chair but rather a nightmare of some furniture designer’s warped judgement.

The other drawing brings us back to the “homey” feeling of chair reality. It is of a small rocking chair that I bought years ago as a piece of unfinished wood furniture. I painted it in a couple of tones of neutral green trying to bring out the scrollwork spindles. You will notice that the “rocking” runners that should be at the bottom are missing. They broke off a long time ago but we kept the chair anyway because it had “character”.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “Two More Chairs”

    1. Thanks for writing, Bob. Hope you are well and keeping occupied during this disorienting time. I hadn’t thought that the office chair acted as a surrogate for figure drawing but maybe it turned out that way after all.


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