Sunday, May 27, 2012


"Back View".Pastel 25x19.  This study was executed with a combination of Nupastels, Rembrandts, and Grumbacher pastels. I  sometimes employ Senneleir and Schmicke pastels (which are very soft ). 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Homeless in Philadelphia

I sketched this in Philadelphia.  A homeless man who could be a model in a Renaissance painting. I stopped drawing when I reached what I thought was just enough.  It is drawn with charcoal and Conte pencil on 14x11 inch parchment paper.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Life Drawing

"Alena".  20x16.  Charcoal and Conte on Canson Mi-tientes Paper.
This was drawn from life in Philadelphia.  It was a 3 hour pose but I accomplished my goal in less time. (About 2 hours.)
Knowing when to stop is important to me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Night Shade Nude

Drawn from Life, charcoal and carbon pencil on Strathmore Paper.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Winter and Summer Self-Portraits

Two self-portraits in pastel.  These were drawn when I lived in New York.  Both are 25x19 inches on Canson Mi-tientes paper.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Recent Sketches in the Moleskine


These were sketched while I was waiting for the train in Philadelphia.  They noticed me starting the drawing and actually sat still when I was sketching them.  I wish that I had my digital camera with me to compare the sketch to their photo likeness.

I will be sketching randomly at Rittenhouse Square and at Penn's Landing throughout this summer.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


"Meditation", 20x16 in. cabon pencil and charcoal.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Small Pencil Portraits

I found myself without my sketchbook.  (I can't believe it!)  So I had to draw on post-it note sheets. These are 2x3 inches.  Afterwards I simply posted them in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Pastel Portrait Sketch

This is a sketch of Ixchel. It was done in about 20 minutes with Nupastels and charcoal.  The size is 20x16.