Category: Drawings

feet studies

Feet, feet and more feet.  Drawing this lower extremity is fun.  Feet can be very expressive.  We are used to hand gestures in paintings but feet can be story tellers too. I am working on a new dance painting where

Two Dancers

A study for a painting of 2 dancers – pencil and conte on toned paper.

dreams of flying

Sometimes just playing with dark lines on white paper is the best.  It feels like magic when you take a blank page and with a few spare lines you tell a full story.  …and for now back to the brushes,

Mother and Daughter

I did this drawing back in 1993 when Jen was breastfeeding our daughter Kate.   The drawing was intended as a study for a painting but I felt this drawing said it completely and needed no more.

study for “Barn Dance”

on toned paper, study for oil painting finally called, “Another Full Moon Night“

Sleeping Woman

ink on Arches watercolor hot pressed paper, 8 x 10 inches There is something about playing with simple lines on white paper.

Line drawing of an old mask vendor sitting amongst his wares

Mask Maker

The mask maker sits, camouflaged among his wares. It is interesting to note that his own face is hidden, while he shows us many faces in different states of emotion. Is it just a picture of a craftsman and his


This deceptively simple ink line drawing of bathers frolicking in the surf has a clarity of line reminiscent of figures on ancient Greek pottery.  Arms akimbo, the figures celebrate the waves almost as though raising invisible offerings in their play.

A sculptor in his studio with statue and tools

The Sculptor’s Table

The ink line drawing, “The Sculptor’s Table” is a look at the interior of a sculptor’s small studio.  We see him in an introspective moment.  The scene is ambiguous, as we can’t really say if he is envisioning his next

Line drawing of two women in summer dresses at an art museum

Women at an Art Show

An original ink drawing of two women at an art show—their attire, and their graceful poses part of the assembled art.   art size: 17 x 21 inches I wanted a feeling of the summer day at an exhibit at the