Drawing Donuts

Cider donuts

If donuts don’t immediately strike you as artistic subjects, you’re not alone. I got a few passing glances from the staff of the farm café and bakery when I sat down with my hot cider and bag of donuts and proceeded to paint them. Fortunately, it was an hour from closing time and the café was pretty deserted, so I sat contentedly savoring the quiet moment.

This page illustrates what I like best about keeping an artist journal. Freed from the pressure of making a “finished” piece of artwork, my journal is a place to play and to practice. It’s a place where I learn about all sorts of things, or simply record day-to-day experiences and places. A page of donuts can follow a page of trees or birds or barns…and it’s all good.

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4 thoughts on “Drawing Donuts

  1. They look delicious! I’ve never had a cider donut – I know they’re popular in the NE but I’ve never seen them here in Montana. I hope you got to eat some while you were painting.

  2. Boy did I love those cider donuts when I was younger and went apple picking. My mouth is watering, and my nose can almost smell the wonderful scent….

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