This piece combines my figure drawing and working with natural materials. It was drawn with charcoal and with pastels that Teri Power and I made from clay. The drawing was done during a drawing session with a model. Some of the clay we collected locally some was potters clay. We spent a fun day testing different binders with types of clay but we have not made charcoal yet. Hey Teri what do you think?
I started drawing from the figure in 2007 in a drawing coop lead by Karla Faith. Karla has become a close friend and mentor. I am slowly learning to see and draw things in a spacial way. One reason I keep drawing is that it is such a challenge. I will never be through learning to draw. The other thing about drawing are the surprises that come with reviewing the things you have drawn. You become aware of what’s on subconsciously your mind. You learn something about how your mind processes things. You learn what it is that you pay attention to.