Saturday, October 8, 2011

A work in progress

Flower piece
This is a work in progress, charcoal on cartridge paper, 18 x 24". I'd like to take it to a good state of finish which I haven't done very often  with charcoal (and have so far resisted the urge to switch to paint). The flowers are frangipani and plumbago. Lots of measuring here, and checking in a mirror. An earlier version actually looked better, hope to be able to get beyond that as the drawing progresses. (Now I'm committed, why did I do that?)


Anonymous said...

It's good to see you back. I like the drawing. thought you might be interested that I've now started a drawing class and the whole idea was inspired by you.


The bike shed said...

I like the ghost images of past marks; one of teh joys of charcoal.

Mary Adam said...

Thanks Catherine. Hope you're enjoying your drawing class, it's certainly the road less travelled.

Mary Adam said...

I like the ghost marks too Mark, they're a trace of where you've been.