Sunday, April 10, 2016

An Etching from a Zinc Plate

This is an etching that I made back in
1977, while I was in grad school. It was
drawn with a metalpoint on a zinc plate that was coated with
a waxy varnish and then immersed in acid
"Betrayal", 3x5 inches.
to "bite" the plate.  The plate was then
inked and put through a printing press.
Although it is not a metalpoint I feel the

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sketch of My Left Hand

A sketch study of my left hand using
Silverpoint.  After preparing the Bristol I applied
a wash of yellow ochre watercolor.

I think that life drawing is an invaluable activity
for an artist throughout life.
8x9 inches

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Silverpoint Life Drawing

Prepared Bristol  10x6 inches. 

Drawing the nude with silverpoint is a challenge.
I sometimes warm up with a quick pencil sketch (on a
separate paper) and while the model is fresh
in my mind start the Silverpoint process.

Monday, April 4, 2016

from my Silverpoint Sketchbook

Although Silverpoint is considered to be a slower more deliberate medium, I felt a need to test that premise.  I needed to find a way to carry my sketching with me.  So I purchased a Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook and started to prime the pages with Golden Silverpoint Drawing Ground.  This makes quick sketching with Silverpoint possible.  When this book is filled, I am certain that it will be a unique document containing my observations and ideas of this time.