Fear

Fear

I realize that I am not teaching them how to draw, I am teaching them how to trust themselves, to trust their instinct and their education, and set aside their fear. The amazing thing is that it's been something they have been teaching me all along as well.

Fox Road

Fox Road

Fox Road
Medium: Two Copper Plates
The Process: Etching. Drypoint. Salt Ground Aquatint. Spray Aquatint. 
Size: 7.5” x 10.75”

Sometimes the images you feel will be the easiest are the most challenging. Besides the compositional significance of the work, it demanded a certain textural balance between the different surfaces in the image. Although the images document the processes I utilized, they don’t go into the depth and breadth of the time it took to get the finished look and feel. All tallied, it took three salt ground aquatints, four different etches, three spray aquatints, sanding, burnishing, and scraping back into (and out of) the image. Two months later it finally got to a place where I was happy with the feel of the pavement and the balance it had with the fox and the white paved line of the road. 

River Pig

River Pig

Stranded
Medium: Copper Plate
The Process: Etching. Drypoint. Spray Aquatint. Sharpie
Size: 10.5” x 14”

Something about isolated figures in spaces has always attracted me. The feeling that the subject here is being looked down upon drew me to the image as well. Ominous, compassionate, and peaceful, even in the midst of confronted mortality. 

 

Slain

Slain

Slain : Process

The tools: Charcoal. Graphite. Wax Pencils. Conte. Acrylic. Ink. Tempera

The Paper: Lanaquarelle Watercolor Paper

The Size: 14”x18”

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa

Drawing: Process Charcoal.

Charcoal Dust. Nero. Wax Pencils. Graphite

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus : Process

Here is a close-up view of one of the portraits from this massive 20' undertaking that took 6 months to complete. Enjoy!

The tools: Charcoal. Charcoal Dust. Wax Pencils. Conte. 

 

Iconostasis

Iconostasis

Coptic Iconography: Repairs

Tempera. Gold Leaf. Wood Panel

I was asked by Archangel Micheal Coptic Orthodox Church in Orange County, California to do some repairs on some Icons that had been chipped and scuffed over time. It's always fun to get back into iconography, and even better when you get to help mend some old friends.