I was really impressed by the art installation I saw today. The work is in progress but it is far enough along that you can really see how wonderful this will be when finished. The artist is Rhoda Kahler. She opened her workspace and process workbook so I could see the concept drawing for the finished wall which was extremely generous. After all the mosaics are installed the remaining wall surfaces will be painted with a copper patina paint. If you are traveling on High Street in West Chester, PA, you can catch a glimpse of it from the street.
WIP. Commission piece for a friend. Working medium is graphite and eventually some charcoal.
WIP of Revolutionary War reenactor
My friend Diane was a great fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. She loved the monkey in all its forms. I did this ink piece for her of the monkey at his scariest. I am using the past tense because she passed away this past February from a brain tumor. But at least she had some joy from the wee bit of artwork that I did for her. I miss her.
One of the things I love to do is work in the 18th century as an 18th century artist, or ‘limner’ as they were called. And being a reenactor I have a ready cast of characters to use as models. This fellow is an American rifleman. The portrait is done in graphite (or plumbago as it was called in the 18th century) and charcoal on laid paper.
American Revolutionary War rifleman. Graphite portrait.
Graphite. Deliberately left unfinished.