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“Convergence”

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Silverpoint Drawing
6×6″ buff prepared paper

Glad to be posting again after a series of major computer glitches…

I found these exciting striped stones on Wells Beach during a recent trek to the southern Maine coast. After a few days of rest and relaxation I couldn’t wait to get back to my studio to work on some painting compositions starring my pocketful of beauties.

Silverpoint is a drawing rendered with a wire of silver metal that is typically inserted in a holder. With time, the metallic silver lines tarnish to a warm brown/gray. I prepared the drawing paper with a buff color, and highlighted the silverpoint in white ink and white pastel. Check out my custom-made silverpoint box and tools by clicking here.

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“The Small and Mighty”

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Oil Painting
6×6″ beveled panel

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m surrounded by a large collection of natural elements: beach stones, seashells, seedpods – whose beauty I never tire of. I’m particularly interested in the stone textures contrasted with a point of clarity, or transparency, found in the glass sphere.

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“Banded Stones and Spheres”

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Silverpoint Drawing
6.5×8.5″ blue-gray prepared paper

After all these years it may seem hard to believe, but each time I begin a silverpoint drawing or a painting, it’s as if for the first time. I’m not fixed as to how to proceed with lines or colors though some lines and brushstrokes just feel natural. The spontaneous marks quickly carry the feelings and info that are riding on them and a flow happens.

Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a prepared surface. Some of the earliest silverpoints date back to the 12th century. It was used extensively during the Renaissance era throughout Europe by artists Durer, Holbein, Raphael, DaVinci, Van der Weyden to name only a few.

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“Banded Stones and Sphere”

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Silverpoint Drawing
5×7″ prepared paper

This drawing is rendered with a silver stylus on buff prepared paper, with highlights in white pastel and white ink. A silverpoint drawing tarnishes over time to its characteristic metallic sepia tone. In my blog archives and on my website you’ll see many colors that I’ve experimented with on paper and panels: lavender, ochre, pale blue-green, pale green, blue-gray, etc.

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“Afternoon in the Park”

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Oil Painting
8×10″ canvas mounted on panel

This couple had the right idea, tucking into the shade along the banks of the Delaware River. This was the scene one fine afternoon in the Park at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

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“Field in Setting Sun”

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Acrylic Painting
6×8″ beveled panel

Here’s another Bucks County landscape that caught my eye. The late afternoon sun created long, dark shadows across the fields and thankfully I was camera-ready. I need much more time to capture her beauty than Nature will allow so the photo is for reference only; composition and light – not to be slavishly copied. I try to paint my first impression.

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