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Daybreak – charcoal drawing

“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence”  by Henri Matisse Not my usual subject, but when I saw a photograph online at pmp (paint-my-photograph) I was intrigued by the way the woman’s hair flowed down … Continue reading

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Sweet Slumber, charcoal

New mothers seem to live in a fog of exhaustion and try to sneak in much-needed sleep when they can find the time.  When I saw this tired Mom and her new baby taking a nap in a “cozy” chair, … Continue reading

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Dignity, charcoal

I recently came across an image of a Philippine woman that left no doubt her life was difficult in ways I couldn’t possibly imagine. Dignity (12×9) a charcoal portrait, was a challenge for me to draw – I felt every … Continue reading

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Mystic, charcoal

A certain mystery starting to show itself about this young woman as the drawing came into being .  .  . I wondered what she was staring at or thinking – whatever it was she seemed satisfied. Mystic, a charcoal drawing … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing, The Glance – charcoal

You didn’t think I’d let Thursday’s drawing to get away – oh no here is my latest .  .  . The Glance, is a charcoal portrait drawing (12×9) on Strathmore Drawing paper – I’m fast running out of soft charcoal … Continue reading

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Anticipation, charcoal drawing

Anticipation, is a 9×6 portrait sketched in charcoal on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.   The free-hand drawing was good practice because of the variety of fabrics, blond hair and her features.  The original name of this drawing was Fresh, but based … Continue reading

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