Recent Drawings

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charcoal pencil and white chalk

Here’s the third installment of my far too infrequent blog postings of my recent work, drawings.  I’ve been good at putting images on my Facebook and Instagram but should probably be updating my site more often.  I’m considering rebuilding/restructuring my site again, as so much of what I post on here has been about guest teachers demos, and random thoughts.  Maybe I need two blogs-but I don’t even update this one often.

 

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charcoal pencil

 

These are just sketches, all but one done between critiques while I am teaching in the studio on Tuesday evenings.  I don’t paint the figure or portrait very often these days and sketching is an easy way for me to keep my eye analytical.   I love drawing the figure, it’s what initially pulled me away from doing graffiti as a teenager.  Plus, the human form translates so well to all of the other issues in painting- whether portraits, landscapes or still lifes, it seems to inform everything and keep me interested in my other work.

None of these are really ‘finished drawings’ and most serve just as a record of the 2-4 hour classes that I did them during.  I switch mediums a lot while I’m doing them to keep challenging myself- I have a toddler who still doesn’t sleep through the night often, so if I work with charcoal pencil or metal point, which doesn’t really lend to erasing, it keeps me focused (or incredibly frustrated) at the end of a long day.  Some of these are done sight-size, some not.

 

 

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silverpoint

 

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graphite

 

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charcoal and white chalk

 

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silverpoint and white chalk

 

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silverpoint and white chalk

 

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charcoal

 

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graphite

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graphite

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graphite and charcoal pencil

 

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silverpoint and charcoal pencil

 

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charcoal and charcoal pencil

 

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charcoal and white chalk

 

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charcoal pencil, silverpoint and white chalk