Original Silverpoint Drawing

“The Visitor”

“The Visitor” – silverpoint drawing on prepared panel, 6 x 6 inches “The Visitor” is one of several silverpoint drawings that I’ve done in the last few months. It is based on a photo I took while meandering through Longwood Gardens and admiring the waterlilies. The quiet presence of the dragonfly going about its day… Read more »

“Mid-Atlantic Invitational Silverpoint Exhibition”

This was such a pleasant surprise! It is uncommon to hear of an art exhibition that is focused on the Renaissance Era fine-line drawing medium of Silverpoint, let alone be asked to participate. The gallery card shown here lists the 12 contemporary artists whose works are currently featured at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, Maryland…. Read more »

Silverpoint Drawings of Landscapes

Wanderlust, Walk with Me, and Of Field and Sky are some of my most recent landscape drawings in silverpoint, all are approximately 6 x 8 inches. I’m honored that two of these images are currently being used as the banner for two Facebook groups: The Society of Metalpoint Artists, and Silverpoint / Metalpoint. “Wanderlust” “Walk… Read more »

“Twisted” silverpoint drawings

Here’s a compilation of my Twisted series of silverpoint drawings on a variety of toned grounds. The drawings are heightened with white pastel or white ink. I love how these vines and branches have grown together into beautiful natural sculptures. Next time you’re walking in the woods, look for them. Guaranteed, you’ll start noticing them… Read more »

“Ringed Rocks and Sphere”

“Ringed Rocks and Sphere” Silverpoint on prepared paper, heightened with white ink 6 x 8 inches These are some of my favorite rocks stars in the large collection I have. If you’re a regular visitor to this site you’d probably have picked up on that, and have seen them in my paintings and drawings. The… Read more »

“The Art of Silverpoint”

  Silverpoint Drawings I’ve been drawing in the Renaissance-era medium of silverpoint since the mid-1980s when I worked as an assistant to a fine woodworker, who was also a fine artist.  We would break up the work day by exploring this medium – preparing traditional silverpoint formulas with rabbit skin glue and whiting, heating the… Read more »

“Bamboo and Sphere”

Silverpoint Drawing 6×9″ gray-green prepared paper Silverpoint is a drawing made with a silver stylus on a prepared surface. The metallic lines gradually tarnish to a sepia tone over time. This drawing medium was commonly used in the Renaissance era in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. I’ve been using silverpoint since the mid-1980s when a… Read more »

“Convergence”

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… Read more »

“Banded Stones and Spheres”

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… Read more »

“Banded Stones and Sphere”

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… Read more »