I poured several layers of a fleshy-peach colored acrylic gesso until it was very thick with a bubbly mud sort of texture. I begin with an abstract line drawing using a deep blue oil paint, which was inspired be a recent viewing of The Kitchen by Picasso seen at the High Museum of Art. Color was brought in, lines were moved and shapes developed. On side note this is my first painting to use a true vermilion pigment, which took me a while to find at an affordable price.
12 in by 16 in, oil and acrylic on masonite, 2012.
I made this contour drawing of a leaf using ink and brush for Drawing I at A-B Tech in 2008. Ink can be very expressive with a brush. In a way it was my introduction to painting, though Charcoal has a greater similarity to paint for me.
A basic drawing illustrating transparency for Drawing I at A-B Tech in Asheville. This was one of my first drawings in charcoal, which intimidated me at first. However, I cam to really enjoy the fluid nature of charcoal and the expressiveness that provides. This is especially true in contrast to pen and ink, which I found to be inherently technical and not as readily expressive.