Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Graphite and Charcoal
2 1/4" x 4 1/4"
This drawing is the first of a new series, Beacons. Like most of my recent work, Unfailing was begun with charcoal dust, charcoal pencil; but by the time I'd decided what this drawing might best become, then finished bringing the elements into line- thinning shadow, softening light, smoothing mist- little was left of those charcoal beginnings. Nothing new, that. Often, beginnings are just that: A place to start. And if they don't lead anywhere unexpected, what fun would that be.
Tools include Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, grades 1-4; Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils, 6H; kneaded erasers. The drawing measures 2 1/4" x 4 1/4", and is mounted in a white mat and matte black wood frame; framed size is 8" x 10". The jpeg should load at about actual size in most browsers.
Unfailing is available through West End Gallery, Corning, NY. If you're interested, call Lin or Hedy at 607.936.2011.