Saturday, April 28, 2012

Study for Woman with a Pitcher

I continue to be influenced by--indebted to, overwhelmed by--Vermeer.  This is a charcoal study (with a bit of heightening in chalk) for one of the paintings I'm working on for the Home Work show at Green Hill in September; it's on tan Canson paper and about 12" x 15", cropped a little from the original 16" x 18", which the painting is.  It was exciting (not a word I use much for my own artwork) to use charcoal again--it had been a long time.  All the recent drawings have been pencil, and that certainly influenced how I used charcoal for this:  more detail, more stumping, harder pencils.  Not the wild vine of figure class!

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