Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Sketcher

I finished this (8x10") oil painting I titled, "The Sketcher". This is a completely new direction for me and I'm having some fun with it. This is a painting of a pencil resting on a piece of age-soiled parchment with a sketch of the head of a women. The idea is that the artist left his pencil on the parchment after the sketch. For me, it's a nod toward the art of drawing and the drawing student. The image of the womens head is referenced from a Drawing instruction book by Charles Bargue.