JOURNALPosted: December 30, 2011
Home Studio: Friday, December 30, 2011
Arrived at the studio around 11:00 a.m. and started on a second charcoal drawing, only this time using charcoal pencils instead of the big charcoal pastel sticks. The charcoal pencil gives me more control over the texture and detail.
The above “When Even Falls So Hard” is where my first charcoal drawing is of to date, there is more work to be done to convey the feeling of evening falling. It is not a “serene” piece like much of my work. I believe this piece represents the dissatisfaction and frustration I feel with our country’s political dis-function and how it has managed to threaten the education of our nation’s youth. How can this be represented by a drawing of a tree? You’ll have to come and see it in person, take a closer look and tell me if you see a “quiet desperation” or “despair” in this piece.
Before going into the studio today I will stop and pick up more charcoal pencils, kneaded erasers and large format watercolor paper.