Tabletop at Mountain View

I drew this a few weeks ago in my Laloran sketch book. I have lots of sketch books piled up on my desk but none have paper as beautiful as this.



10 Comments on “Tabletop at Mountain View”

  1. Mary says:

    What kind of paper is this Shari, and how do you find it so beautiful?
    Is your Laloran sketch book from the States also?
    This isn’t a criticism but what is the inverted triangular gizmo in the foreground which has me baffled.


    • That is a pile of napkins folded in a napkin holder, Mary.
      I don’t know what kind of paper it is in the book and I believe it comes from Portugal. All symposium participants received these in Santo Domingo. Why do I love the paper? It is cream coloured, thick, slightly pebbled, and it takes the pen so beautifully.


  2. Ross C says:

    Let me guess… is the “inverted triangular gizmo” the folded end of the napkin, in the napkin holder which has the unusual patterns on the sides? I am guessing that the three empty wine bottles may be behind our difficulty in deciphering parts of this sketch. Could that be right? : )


    • Ross C says:

      Oops… your reply appeared after I posted mine.


    • Those are full wine bottles and this was done in the morning while I was having my coffee… I guess the difficulty in deciphering is simply my poor drawing skills.


      • Ross C says:

        Of course you were having coffee, Shari… that’s why I can clearly see coffee cups, sugar and milk/cream on the table. Or do you drink coffee out of wine bottles in Canada?
        And, no, the fishing for compliments won’t work with me today… I did that three days ago.


  3. gail katz says:

    Dear Shari-such beautiful sketches-can you please tell me what type of pen you like to sketch with the best, and what type of paper is this that you mentioned, can I get these articles ar Omer de Serres or at Michael’s-thank you, Gail Katz Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:35:24 +0000 To:


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