Posts Tagged: silverpoint drawing

“Mona”

Silverpoint Drawing 7×5″ gray-green prepared paper When I began to work in silverpoint, way back in the ’80s, I selected familiar portraits from the Renaissance period and practiced my technique by copying them. (Silverpoint is a Renaissance-era drawing medium that predates the pencil. A silver wire is inserted in a wooden or metal holder and… Read more »

“Broken Shell”

Silverpoint Drawing 7.5×5.5″ green-gray prepared paper Here’s another “interior” piece that I drew a while back. This shell is one of my favorite things, a beautiful natural sculpture. While drawing this I thought of the curving walls of the shell, stretching across the missing parts. Tones in a silverpoint drawing are made up of layers… Read more »

“Inside Out”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×4.5″ blue-gray prepared paper This seashell was drawn with a silver stylus on specially coated paper, a Renaissance-era medium known as Silverpoint. Layers upon layers of lines become tones, and over time the silver gradually tarnishes to a metallic sepia. The drawing is heightened in white ink. See more silverpoints in The Art… Read more »

“Shaker”

Silverpoint Drawing 4.5×6.5″ blue-gray prepared paper Lately, I’ve been focused on working in wood, putting most of my energy behind some ideas I’m trying out in that medium…must get it while it’s hot. Every year the New Hope Arts Center (PA) holds a national juried “Works in Wood” exhibition. Following up from some previous blog… Read more »

“Popcorn”

Silverpoint Drawing 3.5×5″ lavender prepared paper This was drawn with a silver stylus on specially coated paper. It’s a Renaissance-era drawing medium known as Silverpoint. With time the silver lines tarnish to metallic sepia tone. The highlights are drawn in white charcoal. Plenty more of these to see in The Art Fly archives, and on… Read more »

“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 »