|GLADS IN GRAPHITE|
ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE FLORAL DRAWING
GRAPHITE ON PAPER 22 x 14.5BY
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Finished this complicated graphite drawing a few days ago, but, I needed to let it sit to see if I was really done before posting it. I gave a lot of thought to background, should I put in some shadows or some texture? In the end though, I thought the flowers, buds and stems were better showcased on the plain off-white paper.
It is so rewarding, slowly seeing the shapes build up into volume to become something recognizable. One thing I also discovered - it is very difficult to photograph graphite, some of the darks in my drawing are really darker than you see here, and some of the lights are really lighter. Even with editing, this is the closest to the real thing I could get. I loved this one so much that I have a plan to do another large glad still life, but it will be a very unusual composition. Who knows I may have a series in the works. You may not see it here for a while - I have some other paintings and drawings in process too.