Drawings

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school for creative writing, a lot of my friends and family were telling me that I am a strong visual artist and should take my work more seriously.  I emailed a few gallery owners/managers in Washington, D.C., and as one might expect, only a few replies came in from such passive outreach.  The first person replied to tell me that he was not presently accepting any new artists into his fold.  Fair enough.  The second wrote back to tell me she did not have time to write back.  Say wot?  From the third, I got something along the lines of “I took a look at some of your work.  I can see that you have some talent, but I would suggest you take a basic drawing class.”  Ouch.

I was never much of a sketcher, but lately I’ve had more of an attention span for drawing–particularly with conte crayons and charcoal–than painting.  Some of the results:

Conte crayon, chalk, charcoal on toned paper

Conte crayon, chalk, charcoal on toned paper | Companion Song

Conte crayon/chalk on toned pastel paper

Conte crayon/chalk on toned pastel paper   |   Companion Song

Colored pencil on drawing paper

Colored pencil on drawing paper | Companion Song

Portrait of the CNN anchor.  Conte crayon/chalk on black pastel paper.

Portrait of the CNN anchor. Conte crayon/chalk on black pastel paper. | Companion Song

Watercolor pencil on cold-pressed paper

Watercolor pencil on cold-pressed paper | Companion Song

Charcoal and graphite

Charcoal and graphite | Companion Song

Inspired by Tori Amos

Conte crayon on canvas. | Companion Song

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Conte crayon and chalk on paper. | Companion Song

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Conte crayon on toned paper. | Companion Song

 

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