Saturday, May 28, 2005

Studio time Saturday, and another four hours into the work. Have some other things to see to this afternoon, so I guess this will be it for today.

These are my 'tools of the trade', in addition to 3 or 4 ply Bristol Board (a hefty drawing paper, archival and PH neutral). I use a range of graphite from a soft lead of about 4B to a rather hard lead of 6H. Most of any given drawing is done with a range of graphite from the middle of these end points, mostly 2H, 3H, 4H, H, F and HB. For those who are not as familiar with the terms, 'H' leads are denser and hold the point longer; 'B' leads are softer and closer to charcoal in consistency and I generally use them with a more blunted tip for blending and soft textural aspects of a drawing. As you can see from the picture, I have a few 'nubs' of pencils, some of which I have been using for years! They do certain things for me in a drawing and after years of experience using various grades of graphite, I have figured out just what it is that each one does. The glass comes in handy for close work, details and making sure some of the line work is crisp and tight. If you are an aspiring artist interested in drawing or have a question about graphite, get in touch! Happy to answer questions and offer help, if I can.

Friday, May 27, 2005

I thought I would show a work 'in progress' for something a little different. This work will be earmarked for an upcoming exhibition at my Annapolis, MD gallery, Main Street Gallery, in a small gallery artist group show this July. I guess there is about five or six hours of work into it so far. I shall post another image later today or tomorrow showing the continuing progress.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

'Home Port', my entry for this year's Mystic Maritime International, an annual juried exhibition at the Mystic Seaport Gallery in Mystic, Connecticut. The work is 6 1/2" high by 12" wide.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Some rainy Monday mutterings: This little chap was the hit of the recently held Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, at least as far as viewers of my art were concerned! 'Chip' is available as a print on fine quality, archival paper for $30.00 unframed, plus $7.00 for USPS Priority shipping to anywhere within the continental US.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

'Summer's Blush', a small 3" x 6 1/2" work, shows some horses that 'hang out' less than ten minutes from my studio.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

'Velvet Shadows', another small scale work, will be available next month at Art in the Park, an annual art event in my hometown of Westminster, Maryland. The work is roughly 5" x 7" and if interested, drop me an email for further information. Art in the Park will be held Saturday, June 4 from 10 to 5.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

'Gadfly', a recently completed work, has been juried into this year's Birds In Art exhibition at the Woodson Museum in Wisconsin. This internationally recognized annual event has a festive opening weekend in September, usually attended by most of the 90 plus artists who make the cut each year. I will be at the opening the second weekend in September. This will be my 14th year of inclusion in Birds In Art.
posted by Terry

Monday, May 16, 2005

Hot off the drawing board, the latest work, 'July Heat', a small 5" x 7" work of some horses referenced on the eastern shore of Maryland.
posted by Terry