Tag Archives: charcoal drawing

No Nudes Is Bad News

Every now and again I read a comment or have a conversation about “life-drawing,” that is drawing or painting a posing model. It’s mostly about the model posing with no clothes on. The comments range from “woo, woo” to starching … Continue reading

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Road Trip

A week or two ago, I had occasion to drive through parts of southwestern Ohio. Being from the east, I was taken by the flat open farm fields and enormous expanses of sky. I am used to seeing only small … Continue reading

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How it happens

Artwork is often a matter of chance. This compressed charcoal drawing is a case in point. It happened as a result of chaos. From about the middle of March until now, early June, I disassembled, moved and reassembled my studio. … Continue reading

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Recent work: Broken Promise

I promised myself: no more crazy stuff for a while. There’s an audience for it but maybe I should be doing “nice and safe” stuff that a certain kind of person would describe as “nice” or “sweet.” The trouble is … Continue reading

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After body replacement surgery

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. This picture is a case in point.  It started out as a layout for an oil painting.  I like to do my preliminary plan for an oil in charcoal right on the painting surface.  … Continue reading

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