Through the years, as my daughter was growing up, I drew her a lot. This was before the days of cell phones, instagram, and publicly documenting everything one’s kid does. I have quite a collection of kid drawings….and some random self-portraits, etc. thrown in.
In a Chair With a Bear, charcoal, 12 x 10.5
Studio Nap, charcoal on blue paper, 21.5 x 18.5 most of the first year was spent hanging out with me while I painted
Cuddles, graphite on brown paper, 25 x 19 sweet moment between dad and daughter
Little Squirmer, charcoal, 17 x 12 always ready to model for me
Woops, charcoal, 32 x 24 You know the drill, drop-replace-drop-replace-
Breakfast of Champions, pastel on ochre paper, 8.5 x 12
Little Helper, charcoal, 24 x 23 just learning to walk
Studio Assistant , charcoal on buff Stonehenge, 30 x 22. (unavailable) many days during grad school, I had company while I worked
Drawing on the Porch, charcoal on tan paper, 19 x 14
Yardwork, charcoal on buff Stonehenge paper, 21 x 29 the year after grad school involved lots of wood chopping while we were housesitting
Wood Chopping Baby Sitting , charcoal on buff Stonehenge, 22 x 30 (unavailable) Sometimes you just have to multi-task
Cranky Baby, charcoal on green pastel paper, 19 x 24. (unavailable) (that’s actually the name of this doll, which goes “wah wah” when you tip it over)
Nap Time, graphite on cream Stonehenge paper, 21.5 x 29 always easier to catch them when they’re asleep
Sous Chef, 29 x 19.5 charcoal What a great thing when your kids want to help you in the kitchen!
Drawing on the Floor, charcoal on tan paper, 9.5 x 12.5
Home Invasion, graphite on cream rag paper, 18.5 x 13 loved those little people and their farms and houses. (unavailable)
Sketchbook, charcoal, 17 x 12.5 Like mother like daughter
Zoned Out, charcoal on buff paper, 15 x 21 everyone’s kid looks like this watching TV, no?
Couch Potato, charcoal, 18.5 x 24 again, probably watching TV…..!
Lap Cat, pastel, 13 x 9.5 no cats anymore, but still have the memories
Self-Portrait at 34-ish, graphite, 20 x 16
Self Portrait, graphite, 25 x 19 two pencils are better than one?
Self Portrait w/balloon, charcoal and pastel on grey paper, 25 x 19 although there really was no balloon, just thought I’d add one
Dozing While Pregnant, charcoal on buff paper, 29 x 21. I had the good fortune to have several pregnant models in my classrooms. (unavailable)
Tortoise Pair, charcoal, 13 x 20 drawn from life in Italy, where they are called “tartaruga”. (unavailable)
Dead Bird, charcoal on warm paper, 18 x 26. (unavailable)
Dead Deer, graphite, 26 x 42 hmmm, there seems to be a theme going on here
2 thoughts on “Figure Drawings”
Some how I found you through the Google gods from an initial search for another artist, Peter de Francia. I love your work. I use tan Arches with charcoal and graphite. Your work excited me at the possibilities. Thank you so much.
Thanks so much for finding me and for your kind comment.
I’m still in the studio a bit – doing pastel drawings and the occasional print.
I confess to neglecting my blog in recent months but I should get back at it!