Original Silverpoint Drawing

“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 »

“Secrets”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ prepared paper These fortune cookies are drawn with a rod of silver on gray-blue prepared paper. This drawing medium, known as silverpoint, pre-dates the graphite pencil and was used extensively during the Renaissance era. Over time the metallic silver lines will “tarnish” to a sepia tone. Please email me for purchase info.

“Striped Stone and Sphere”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ prepared panel The beach stone and sphere are drawn with silver wire on prepared illustration board. Over time the silver lines gradually tarnish to a warm sepia tone, which is characteristic of this drawing medium known as silverpoint. Please email me for purchase.

“Three Spheres”

Silverpoint Drawing 3.5×4.5″ prepared paper Silverpoint is a drawing rendered with a silver stylus on a prepared surface. The lines gradually oxidize (tarnish) to their characteristic sepia tone. The drawing is heightened with white ink and pastel. Please email me to purchase this silverpoint.

“Bamboo, Cinnamon, Glass”

Silverpoint Drawing 4.5×8″ prepared paper From the top: bamboo, cinnamon, glass. Three of my favorite elements drawn with a rod of silver metal on yellow-orange prepared paper, heightened with white ink and pastel. With time the silver will oxidize to its characteristic warm sepia tone. Silverpointwas used most extensively during the Renaissance era, before the… Read more »

“Siesta”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×10″ prepared paper An ordinary glass sphere with natural elements – that idea has been behind much of my work from the 1990s to this point. I’ve stopped wondering why and just go with it. Cinnamon sticks with glass sphere…I like the contrasting textures and shapes of these objects, and their natural elegance…. Read more »

“An Elegant Shell”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ prepared paper Nature constantly inspires! I’ve seen many lathe-turned wooden vessels whose shapes are similar to the body of this elegant shell. Silverpoint is a drawing that is rendered with a wire of silver. This was used extensively during the Renaissance era, before the graphite pencil simplified things. The drawing surface must… Read more »

“Sphere with Pin-stripes”

Silverpoint Drawing 4.5×5″ prepared paper This is drawn with a rod of silver on specially prepared fine art paper. Silverpoint pre-dates the graphite pencil as a drawing medium and was used extensively in the Renaissance era. With time the silver lines tarnish to their characteristic sepia tone. See my website > silverpoint category for a… Read more »

“Shell”

Silverpoint Drawing 3.5×5″ prepared paper As stated many times previously on this blog, silverpoint is a drawing medium that was used extensively during the Renaissance era; pre-graphite pencil. The drawing surface must be specially prepared to allow for the slight abrasion of the silver. The metallic lines that are left will gradually tarnish (oxidize) to… Read more »

“Whorls”

Silverpoint Drawing 4×5″ blue-gray prepared paper A good way to end the day is to draw in silverpoint. It has a calming effect. Seashells are a favorite subject of mine – and the more missing parts – the better. I prepared fine art paper with a blue-gray tone and highlighted the drawing with white charcoal…. Read more »