Summer Break

So far, my main focus over break has been drawing. I am still working on my pastel and oil studies. When the weather gets nice I plan to spend my time outside painting.

During the school year, I depended mainly on the pencil. Graphite is a medium that I am very comfortable with. I love the control and the subtle value shifts that can be achieved. However, I have ignored the wonderful expressive world of charcoal. Over the break I am determined to draw in charcoal as much as possible.

I am taking a life model session down in the city. This is a great opportunity for me to experiment with charcoal.

24X18 Charcoal

Charcoal Study of Wooden Horse

Pastel Study on Canvas Board (red acrylic ground)