Charcoal and Pastel Drawing 2

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing 2

This is “Untitled-Female” , the companion piece to “Untitled-Male”. The two drawings can hang together or separately. Regardless if they are paired, I hope each drawing engages the viewer in an internal dialogue. It is a 14×14 charcoal and...
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

This is “Untitled-Male” a 14×14 charcoal and pastel drawing on Rives BFK paper. Although a smaller work, it will be framed out to 18×18. I decided not to give it a title so as not to impose any particular theme. I want the viewer to wonder: is he...
Man With Beard Drawing

Man With Beard Drawing

Attended a 5 day drawing workshop with David Kassan last week. This is my final 18 x 24 drawing, done with General’s charcoal pencils on Strathmore gray toned paper. The workshop was held at Sadie Valeri’s atelier in San Francisco. Finally had the chance...

New Pastel Portrait Sketch

  Finally coming up for air after some hectic weeks of work. Yes, “Art” is a cruel and selfish master. I am driven by an insatiable desire to create, often to the exclusion of everything and everyone else around me. Been working on this pastel...

Mother and Baby Portrait

The third sitting went faster for another four hours. I’m not a fast painter, as I prefer to take my time in making judgements about the colors and strokes needed to get the effect I want.  Blocked in the background and started to finish off the details of the...