One night I worked this scene four times on napkin, making mistakes on all of them. The next day, I decided to do it in charcoal, as I still had it in my mind how I wanted it. This is the best version.
"Grasshopper in the Moonlight"
Charcoal on canvas board. 12"x 16"
This was the original scene I had in mind. I debated making it a day scene halfway through the piece, but I woke up one morning and I knew this is the scene I wanted. So, I did it.
Sold to a friend.
8x12. Charcoal on Canvas. January 2018.
A sinister scene.
11x14. Charcoal on Canvas Board. January 2018.
This scene is better in person. It's my most dynamic landscape to date, inspired by the alps of Switzerland.
11x14. Charcoal on Canvas Board. December 2017.
A man's indifference to another man in jail.
Given away in a white elephant gift exchange. The recipient loved it.
8x12. Charcoal on Canvas Board. December 2017.
The hand makes this one.
8x12. Charcoal on Canvas Board. December 2017
Natures indifference to man's attempt to control it.
Traded to another artist for a hand made neck wrap.
"The Woman With The Candle"
11x14 Charcoal on Canvas Board. November 2017.
This is a piece I started a decade ago, but was never satisfied with its result. I took it off the wall and reworked it into this piece, a work that I really like. The great ones learned to draw before they could paint, and as part of my learning process, I'm returning to charcoal to see what I can learn.