I doubt too many of my readers (a whole six people!) would remember the days of “outdoor plumbing”. That’s basically a nice way of saying:”You have to go outside to use the bathroom and ‘its’ inside that little, wooden shed.” Yes. I’m talking about an “outhouse”. That was something I remember all too well, as a very young kid, going ‘up North” to visit Grandpa. Continue reading THEIR FIRST CAR – charcoal and carbon drawing of Grandma and Grandpa
A GREAT BIG “THANK YOU” to the lovely lady from the great State of Georgia for purchasing my original SPRING STORM charcoal drawing!
I hope it brings you and your family moments of reflection and discussion. Thank you for reading my blog as well!
The title of this drawing came about as a bit of irony, which I was pondering one day while watching fish eat flies and bugs from the surface of a nearby pond. How the idea came into my head…..I have no idea. Continue reading “PERFECT TIMING” – charcoal, carbon, graphite drawing
If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times: I’m a big fan of William Adolphe Bouguereau and he is one of my top five favorite artists of all time. His paintings are timeless, realistic, sensual, and brilliant. So how does a scribler like me, attempt to render a masterfully colored painting into black and white, using charcoal and carbon? Continue reading “MEDITATION” – charcoal/carbon – Tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Like many who enjoy art, I have favorite pieces from favorite artists that I wish I could own. Pieces that one could stare at for hours and never tire of the way they looked, or the the messages and meanings that are implied. Continue reading “PLEASANT BURDEN” – artistic tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Sometimes, just sometimes, the darndest drawing ideas pop into your head when you least expect them. I’m not one that goes searching for something to draw. I often like to replicate other famous oil paintings but in charcoal and carbon. If I feel graphite might be needed, then I’ll try to use it sparingly (I’m not a fan of the stuff, myself).
This is a recent drawing I did of a black, Andalusian horse. I wanted to add some animal life to my portfolio and since horses and small, fuzzy creatures seem to be very popular among certain groups of people, I decided to go with the horses. This will be short and sweet in description.
Here is another charcoal drawing I did last year around this time. It’s entitled Cunningham Train Depot 1895. This drawing will be available in print soon. I’ll be offering a) limited edition prints that will be very close to the original size of 22 x 30 and b) fine art prints of smaller size 14 x 20. Continue reading Charcoal Drawing – Cunningham Train Depot 1895