Wow, I am gobsmacked!! Just found out that my pastel painting “The Gold Bangle” won First Place in the Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2016 Competition. Really appreciate what the judge, William Schneider, said about my work. Thank you to my lovely model Katrina Sherwood. I am greatly honored to be included among such great artists in this prestigious competition.
Haven’t done a charcoal drawing in awhile, so I decided to do the spider conch shell. This is an 8×10 charcoal on Strathmore toned gray paper. I wasn’t sure the paper was going to be able to handle my usual abuse, but much to my surprise it has a really good tooth and stood up to several layers and erasures.