Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Nothing to Say in Black and White (1982)

A story about this drawing which was done with black and white chalk pastel on Arches paper can be found in the December 13, 2006 entry. The image of the woman came from a photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe with Alfred Steiglitz. After doing this drawing, I didn't make any more images in black and white for twenty years. This is the third of a series of drawings done in the context of a university level drawing class, using a face from a photograph as a starting point. I graduated from Western Washington University in 1982 with a degree in English Literature (minoring in Art) and continued to be inspired to draw from faces in photographs I found in books. In 1984, I began working the evening shift as a medical transcriptionist and was no longer able to attend the informal life drawing sessions on Tuesday evenings in the Western Washington University Art Department.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I liked your painting. You must have been fairly young when you did it. I'd like to see some more really.