As some of my readers may know, William Adolphe Bouguereau ranks among one of my top ten favorite painters of all time. His works are both beautiful and breath-taking to behold. While there are many of his works that I would love to render in charcoal, time may not allow me to replicate each one, so I’ve become rather choosy. Continue reading L’INNOCENCE – charcoal tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Okay folks! I think I’m going to simply post the finished results first before I go into any of the detailed process of how I created today’s drawing. I’d like to thank J.B. for providing part of the subject matter and my sister Yvonne for helping out with the title. Continue reading YA GONNA EAT ALL THAT? – carbon, charcoal and graphite drawing.
There’s something about many of the 19th century and early 20th century painters that just captivates my imagination. Not having any formal education into the arts, much less a common perusal, I’m not capable of recognizing the style, naming the technique, nor even telling the difference in media. I simply see something that I like and leave it at that. And William Adolphe Bouguereau is simply one of my many favorites. Continue reading A LITTLE COAXING – charcoal and carbon tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Today I’m posting a recent drawing commission of a favorite fishing spot that I was asked to render. Not much of a story for me to tell other than a few bits and pieces about what I used to create the piece. I can say that the person who gets to fish there sure is lucky…..and it ain’t Kansas either. Continue reading SERENITY – recent commissioned charcoal drawing
Okay. I want everyone who thinks that the GREATEST classic western movie ever made was, is, and always will be: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Come on now. Raise your hands. You know it – I know it. So, come on now…don’t be shy. You know you want to. Yeah…..THERE you go. Much better. Huh? Wait a second! Wait just a second! Terry Lynn! Don’t make me come over there and kick your backside! You get that hand up! Ahhhhhhh….there….much better. Much better. Now…let’s continue, shall we? Continue reading LEE VAN CLEEF – “Angel Eyes”: Part I Tribute to “THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY” (charcoal on carbon)
Edmund Leighton is a little known artist, yet his work can be seen most everywhere; from coffee houses, restaurants, shopping malls, book covers, art museums, as well as posters at Michael’s and other novelty and art stores. If I showed you one of his paintings you would most likely say:”Oh. Yeah. I’ve seen that before.”, yet rarely is his name associated with such works. Continue reading TO THE UNKNOWN LAND – tribute to Edmund Leighton and Mothers everywhere
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” – 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).