Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Elizabeth and Virginia

grandmother, drawing, charcoal, black and white, calgary artist
Charcoal drawing of my grandmother as a baby, held by my great grandmother. 

Man in Window


drawing, charcoal, calgary artist, old photograph, black and white
A charcoal drawing of an old photograph I found among my grandfather's collection of pictures.

This is how I start my charcoal drawings, by blocking in general shapes which I continue to refine in many stages. 

Grandpa's Bomber

Bomber, drawing, WW2 art, charcoal, plane
This is an image of the bomber plane my grandfather flew, done in charcoal.

Figure Studies

Figure sketch, drawing, charcoal, nude model, male nude
Study in charcoal on toned paper

charcoal, drawing, figure study, figure sketch, female nude, figure drawing
Figure study in charcoal

Pencil crayon, drawing, figure sketch, female nude
Figure study with coloured pencils on toned paper.




Sunday, 26 June 2016

Swamp Girl

Calgary artist, Calgary art commission, Oil painting, realism, portrait, Amy Gaulin
Oil painting titled "Swamp Girl", based on a photograph taken by Lorianne Giles. 






Violet Grey

Oil Painting, Figure, Nude, Calgary artist, Commission, Art, Realism
The first oil painting I've done without drawing out the form before beginning. I used a new colour palette and looser painting style, so it's a series of firsts. 






Shed Land

Antlers, charcoal drawing, black and white, calgary artist, realism
Charcoal drawing of a group of antlers that has been collected over many years in Southern Alberta.