A fun portrait of a young redheaded girl becoming a beautiful young lady.
I wanted her to appear as if she was just coming to life as a young woman much like a butterfly . Hopefully I achieved that. The colors were fun to work with.
I’ve been working on adding interest to charcoal portraits. I added a Mantilla and Silver Jewelry to this model. I’ve collected vintage lace and Mexican silver
These are some value studies I’ve been working on from the masters.
I timed myself to do them quickly ( 1-2 hours) and worked on shapes
and values so the details aren’t great.
I tried my hand at realism with this Bicycle Bell. It was both fun and challenging. I’ve been doing some digital paintings due to my sight problems. This is one of that has won some awards. I can really zoom with my new Ipad Pro and the Apple Pencil has the feel of a pencil that remains perfectly sharpened at all times
“Kristen” is a 16×20 Charcoal that was accepted into a wonderful show on the Texas A&M Campus in 2012 at the Fosyth Museum.
The Pastry Chef
This small drawing has been published by North Light Books in the Strokes of Genius 5 edition.
It is a wonderful series of books on drawing. This one was on composition and I was thrilled to be included.