Friday, January 21, 2011

Large Canal

This is another large (11x14) charcoal drawing of the canal from the bridge at Grant Street at early morning. I love moving charcoal dust around a paper surface with my fingers. Touch, wipe, touch, wipe, push, and smudge, and touch and wipe some more.


SamArtDog said...

All that pushing and shoving sure makes for some terrific texture. I think you're getting the hang of it. To say the least.

Brian McGurgan said...

This is very nice, Bob. I really like these large format charcoal drawings you've done recently - the canal drawing from January 11th was beautifully done, too.

Bob Lafond said...

Sam and Brian, Thank you. I like making them, and will continue. They are an opportunity to experiment with different approaches. I can't new subject matter, since I seem to just do canals, rivers, trees, snow, ice, and dirt.