“Drawing of Wiafe”, 11 X 14, Graphite on paper

My drawing of Wiafe will be included in the upcoming International Manifest Drawing book as well as the North Light Book- Art Journey, People.  I’m so proud!  It can be purchased here once released.  http://www.manifestgallery.org/nda/inda8 and the North Light Book on Amazon later in 2014.



Postcard of Leslie

This is a quick sketch I did of a dear friend of mine.  She has such a great spirit and I love doing paintings of people that inspire me.
“Leslie study”, 5 X 7, Oil on postcard


Charcoal drawing

New charcoal drawing completed this weekend.  This time was a large one. I decided I wanted to try drawing on a much larger scale and broke out my charcoals again as opposed to my usual graphite.  Here are some pictures as well as the model standing beside it so that you can see the physical side by side size comparison of it.

Eddie, 24 X 36″, charcoal on paper 



“Wiafe Mensah-Bonsu”

This is a final painting done from the paint sketches or what we call “postcard sketches” that I do.  They are small 5 X 7’s.  And sometimes I just love the paint sketches so much because it’s so direct and expressionistic- of which I am a big fan of expressionism.  I found in doing this sketch that there were a lot of purples in Wiafes face, and translated them in the final as an undertone before I put the warmer oranges over.