“Trinity” – simple charcoal portraiture


Going to show a simple charcoal portraiture I was recently commission for. Simple in that I did not go into great detail with the person’s drapery (clothing). The main focus was to be on the individual’s face and hair, so that is basically what I did. But, there is enough detail there to hopefully be able to easily discern who the person is. Enjoy. Continue reading “Trinity” – simple charcoal portraiture


Jeune Bergere Debout “Young Shepherdess Standing” – charcoal

Greetings!  Hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great holiday.

“Young Shepherdess Standing” is my fourth and final drawing in the ‘shepherdess’ series of William Adolphe Bougeureau tributes.  I’ll make a small slide show at the end of this posting so you can see all of them together. Continue reading Jeune Bergere Debout “Young Shepherdess Standing” – charcoal

“The Carnation” – charcoal drawing

Good evening

This is the last floral drawing in my series of monochromatic botanical drawings. I’ve made a little slide show at the bottom of this post, right beneath the last image of “The Carnation”. The slide show will present to you a series of six floral drawings that I have rendered.  Hope you enjoy. Continue reading “The Carnation” – charcoal drawing

“The White Shrub Rose” – charcoal

The fourth in a series of botanical drawings. I have ONE more to go. Can you guess what it will be?  Well, until the next drawing, I hope you enjoy this little gem – “The White Shrub Rose”. Continue reading “The White Shrub Rose” – charcoal

“The Lily” – charcoal drawing

Finished this piece earlier today. I know I mentioned once before (perhaps on facebook) that I wasn’t going to do any more floral drawings for the rest of the year. Well, due to some brainstorming and some feedback from a few places around the globe, I’ve decided to extend the floral drawings a bit, and so I present this little piece to you for viewing. Continue reading “The Lily” – charcoal drawing

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SALE: REDUCED PRICES on FOUR select prints

UPDATE: only THREE select prints as of 3:30 p.m. 11/06/2018


Just wanting to let readers know that I am running a sale this week on FOUR select prints that I have in stock. I’ve dropped the prices to as low as I can possibly go and I’m offering a flat rate of $7.00 on shipping and insurance costs. The FOUR PRINTS and their prices are listed below. Thank you for any interest you may have and be sure to pass this along to friend who may be interested.

JOHN WAYNE – RIO BRAVO  SIZE: 14 x 17  PRICE: $70.00 (2 in stock)


SHARING A SECRET  SIZE: 11 x 14  PRICE: $55.00  (2 in stock)

CUNNINGHAM TRAIN DEPOT 1895  SIZE: 11 x 14  PRICE: $60.00 (1 left)  JUST SOLD!!

Once these print sizes are gone, two of the images will no longer be made available and the other two will only be available in limited edition print sizes.  Thank you and have a great day!




“Larry Scott” – figure drawing

Did a quick sketch today of a very young Larry Scott, who would go on to become the first-ever “Mr. Olympia” in 1965, then repeat his accomplishment in 1966. “The Stormin Mormon” was his nickname and understandable, if you were to witness his workouts in the gym and the amazing reception he received from the crowds as he would walk out on stage.  Continue reading “Larry Scott” – figure drawing

“The Woman” – charcoal sketch

Since opening up my copy of Henry Yan’s book on figure drawing, I’ve decided to perform my own sketch using a model that is available here. I’m seriously thinking of turning this into a long drawing, i.e., an archival piece, something I normally do.  Continue reading “The Woman” – charcoal sketch

3rd Henry Yan mastercopy – female figure drawing

This is the third and final mastercopy of Henry Yan that I am going to do. I wanted to draw three of his pieces in order to understand his approach at drawing the human figure and why he uses “blocking in” the way he does. His style creates a very aesthetic looking drawing in my opinion. Have some pointers regarding these drawings that I will cover in this post, so if you are interested, then read on. Otherwise, enjoy the pics.  Continue reading 3rd Henry Yan mastercopy – female figure drawing