Original Silverpoint Drawing

“Arrival”

Silverpoint Drawing 8×5″ blue-gray prepared paper Ordinary things, like a feather and a pebble, have a quiet beauty; a worthy subject for a silverpoint drawing. Silverpoint is a Renaissance-era drawing medium whereby the artist draws with a stylus of silver metal on a specially prepared surface. Please view The Art Fly archives and My Website… Read more »

“Peace Lily”

Silverpoint Drawing 7×5″ prepared paper “Peace Lily” was drawn with a silver wire on paper that I prepared with a gray-green tone and heightened with white. This is a drawing medium known as silverpoint, which was used extensively during the Renaissance era. The term Metalpoint encompasses any metals that may be used, such as copper,… Read more »

“Seagull Skull”

Silverpoint Drawing 10.5×6″ lavender prepared paper This was drawn with a silver stylus on a specially prepared surface – a drawing medium known as silverpoint. When first drawn, the lines look gray like pencil but over time these silver lines will tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. To learn more about this Renaissance-era drawing medium,… Read more »

“Seashell”

Silverpoint Drawing 3×5″ blue-gray prepared paper Seashells make a great silverpoint subject. While drawing, I get to know the particular shell and wonder about the deeper interior space. It’s true that the more you look, the more you see. One of these days I’ll post some x-ray images that I have of different shells in… Read more »

“T. H.”

Silverpoint Drawing 4×6.5″ lavender prepared paper This goes to my good friend Terri H. It was drawn with a silver stylus on a specially prepared surface – a drawing medium known as silverpoint. The lines look gray, like pencil, but over time the silver lines will tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. To learn more… Read more »

“Daffodil”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×6″ green-gray prepared paper The fleeting beauty of flowers inspired this dreamlike drawing. “Daffodil” was drawn with a silver stylus in a medium known as silverpoint, which was used extensively during the Renaissance era. Tones are built up with layers of lines and much patience. The silver metal lines will tarnish over time… Read more »

“Three of a Kind”

Silverpoint Drawing 5.5×7″ lavender prepared paper I did this drawing with a silver stylus on paper that I prepared with a lavender tint, and then used white charcoal for the highlights. Over time the lines will tarnish to a metallic sepia tone. This is a drawing medium known as silverpoint, which was used extensively during… Read more »

“Lenten Rose”

Silverpoint Drawing 4×6″ lavender prepared paper “Lenten Rose” was drawn with a silver stylus in a medium known as silverpoint, which pre-dates the pencil, and was used extensively during the Renaissance era. I prepared the paper with a pale lavender tone, then used white charcoal for highlights. The lines are actually silver and will tarnish… Read more »

“Max”

Silverpoint Drawing 10×8″ ocher prepared paper The Bucks County newspapers have recently published an interview I gave about silverpoint, a drawing medium which pre-dates the graphite pencil. It appeared in these locals: New Hope Life, Yardley Voice, Doylestown Observer, and a few others. Please see Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. for the full article. This portrait… Read more »

“Bunny”

Silverpoint Drawing 6.5×6.5″ lavender prepared paper “Bunny” is drawn in silverpoint: a drawing medium that was used extensively during the Renaissance era – though some of the earliest drawings date to the 12th century. A stylus of silver metal, inserted in a holder, is used on a specially coated surface. I prepared the paper with… Read more »