DRAWINGS & ETCHINGS
Drawing in charcoal, pencil, ink and colored crayon are effective as fast studies. I use drawings as sketches to explore possibilities for sculpture designs or ideas for paintings. Drawings as studies can be finished artworks in themselves. Charcoal delicately rubbed will give the effect of an image blending into the paper. This technique is effective in the portrait of “Robert at Eighteen” and the nude study of “Lily with a White Shawl”. Drawing with a thin pencil gives an entirely different impression as “Indian Woman with Lambs, Navajo Territory”. Pen and ink drawings can show very fine detail in only a few lines as “Man on a Bench, Sunset Boulevard”. A combination of charcoal and pencil, line on line, are associated in the stunning and heavily worked portrait “Gathering Water, Amecameca, Mexico”.