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“George Washington”

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Silverpoint Drawing
10×8″ green-gray prepared paper

This is the complete portrait of George Washington; see “George’s Eye” detail of previous post. I prepared the paper with a green-gray tone and heightened the drawing in white. The drawing is made with a silver wire; with time the lines will tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. To see my silverpoint box with tools, please visit my website.

The original drawing, with frame that I designed and painted for it, is now being exhibited at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery in historic Washington Crossing, PA. Please contact the gallery, or email me, if you are interested in this work.

“George’s Eye”

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Silverpoint Drawing, detail
green-gray prepared paper

This detail of an 10″ x 8″ portrait of George Washington shows the layering of fine lines used to create tones. Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a specially coated surface. With time the silver lines tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. (I’ll show the complete portrait in my next post.)

See the original drawing at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery in historic Washington Crossing, PA. The silverpoint is mounted in a frame that I designed specifically for this drawing.

Please contact the gallery or email me if you are interested in this drawing.

“Explorer”

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Acrylic Painting
3×5″ panel

Here’s another version of the previous post “Out” – this was done a few years back.

This painting is no longer available. But, as you may know from viewing my posts on The Art Fly this painting is a small part of a larger series called Meditations. By the way, that is the same beach stone in both renderings.

Please email me if you are interested in something similar.

“Out”

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Silverpoint Drawing
5×7″ gray-blue prepared paper

Before the graphite pencil there was silverpoint: a silver stylus is used to draw on a specially coated surface. This drawing medium was used extensively during the Renaissance era, though some of the earliest drawings date to the 12th century. With time the silver lines tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. Metalpoint refers to a drawing made with any metal, including silver.

I prepared the paper with a gray-blue tone and heightened the drawing with white charcoal.

This is a recurring composition for me – glass spheres and pitted beach stones; part of the Meditations series. I have an infinite number of similar works waiting to be born!

 



“Balance, No. 2”

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Oil Painting
2.75×6.75″ bevel-edge panel

“Balance, No. 2″ is part of a series of still life work that I’ve been expanding since the late 1990s. To see more in this Meditations series, please visit my website.

This is painted on a 1/2” thick panel with finished beveled edges – no frame needed. It can be simply wall-mounted or set on a table-top easel.

SOLD

“Orbits”

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Acrylic Painting
9.5×11″ panel

This is another still life from my Meditations series (see last few posts and website). “Orbits” was one of the first paintings in what is turning out to be a very expansive body of work, using natural elements with human-made objects. Read more about this in the last few posts and in more detail on my website.

Artists, trust your intuition about where to direct your focus and energy.

Please email me if you are interested in this painting.

“Peace”

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Acrylic Painting
10×22″ panel

This is another painting from my Meditations series, which is all about natural elements – with a touch of the human-made. This series started in the late 1990s with a few interesting stones that I gathered from a beach in Scotland – and has been expanding ever since.

I believe this is going to be a life-long journey; I’ve come to think of this work as my spiritual iconography.

Please email me if you are interested in this painting.