Erasers are useful…

Left Side, Sunny Morning, day 2

Left Side, Sunny Morning, day 2

However one can get carried away…
I went back out to sand beach, thinking I needed just a short session to finish up yesterday’s drawing. Of course, the first thing I did was to erase about ninety percent of the drawing. Yeah, I don’t know either.

Sunny Morning, Low Tide, Left side, Sand Beach

Pencil and Chalk, 12 x 18 inches on Canson board

Pencil and Chalk, 12 x 18 inches on Canson board

It was a beautiful morning to be out on the beach pushing a pencil around. Tomorrow promises to provide more of the same and will find me out there finishing up this study.

Hunter’s Cliff study, somewhat resolved

This study has been on and off the easel for months (with time out for winter). I’ve been contemplating bringing it up in scale on a large panel, 2 x 3 ft. The process of bringing it up in scale made me aware of some structural issues in the drawing that needed to be addressed before a big painting could proceed. Here then is the drawing in what I hope is its final state…

Hunter's Cliff, graphite and Conte on toned board, 18 x 12 inches

Hunter’s Cliff, graphite and Conte on toned board, 18 x 12 inches

 

As the crow flies… Work in progress, 2 x 3 ft.

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As the Crow Flies, pencil and chalk on toned paper, 24 x 36 inches

This drawing has been slowly taking form in my studio. It’s needing about one more day of work to solidify the value structure. At any rate it’s a cool pose and I though that I’d share it now.