Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

52Frames Rule of Odds Week 40

Oct 9, 2022 | 52Frames, colour, Drawing, Still life | 0 comments


The Rule of Odds is this week’s 52Frame challenge. The idea that an odd number of objects is more visually pleasing than an even number. This is a well known device in art, but the number of items does not always lead to interest.

I thought this might be a good opportunity to do another still life. I have a lovely green glass wine bottle I want to use, so I bought some fruit to use with it. No matter how many different arrangements I tried I could not get an interesting image. I decided to scour the house for something else.

I came up with two bottles and a stone. One bottle is a snuff bottle that was one of my mum’s things, and the little green glass bottle was my dad’s. The stone is something I recently picked up from Porlock Beach when we went to scatter my folks ashes. So the little group is closely connected to my parents.

I chose to do a drawing with derwent crayons as a treat for myself. I enjoyed doing this and I am pleased with the indivdual elements. My one criticism would be the stone is not quite in the right place. This only became obvious when the colour went on, at which point it was too late to adjust. I do like the crop for the thumb though!! Nearly there…..



Created in derwent crayons 2 bottles and a stone

Created in derwent crayons 2 bottles and a stone




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