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Entries in vanitas art (48)

Friday
Nov092018

59th Mid-states Art Show

Yesterday I received a phone call from Evansville Museum of Art and Science. I was informed that one of my pieces included in the upcoming 59th Mid-States Art Show won a purchase award from the museum. It was "Vanitas 11". This is the very first artwork of mine a museum purchased.

Thursday
Aug232018

"Vanitas 16" update

Just finished the figure part of this piece. Now moving onto the egg.

Sunday
Aug192018

"Vanitas 16" started

I have been working on a new graphite drawing "Vanitas 16". I am trying to finish this before the end of August. This one has a triangular composition. My model Julie is lying at the top of the picture stretching across the picture plane horizontally, and I am going to place a cracked raw egg at the bottom center. I am not quite sure how an egg might be rendered with monochromatic pencils, but will see...

Wednesday
Jul182018

"Vanitas 15" update (07-18-2018)

"Vanitas 15" is very close to the finished stage. I just need to fine tune a few things here and there. I decided to drastically darken the background by rubbing graphite powder all over it in order to heighten the contrast. I was not 100% sure about it, but I feel it was a right decision after all. It took me a while to find a right object to go with this drawing. The idea of using a feather came to me a few days ago and it just felt right, so I went with it.

Thursday
Jul122018

Vanitas 15 work in progress (07-12-2018)

Last week I started a new Vanitas drawing. This is #15. All in graphite. I have not completely figured out all the visual elements yet and am still looking for a right object to place in this image.