Turned out another charcoal piece this evening: Boris Karloff as The Mummy. 24"x18" charcoal on paper.
I'm slowly working through a series of charcoal portraits. Last night's bout of insomnia had me spend some time with Vincent Price.
This is a charcoal portrait of Pablo Picasso that I was doing. Technically, it's a work-in-progress, but someone who saw it in this state fell in love with it and ended up buying it as-is. This isn't the full piece; it's actually an 18"x24" piece, with a lot of my grid marks and pencil... Continue Reading →
Lines are drawnand crossed,and back again,deepened.Dragging acrossthe pages of historythe poet’s pen,sometimes skippingand missingbut alwaysleaving its mark.Shadows and shadesbetween the spacesmarking momentsthat may be erasedand in time forgotten,but still affectingthe canvas,even if unseen.Even the swiftest strokeswith purpose drawnhave their part to play.