Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Friday, February 8, 2013

"Model Head Study 2" Charcoal Study

Charcoal/chalk drawing
on brown art paper
10”x13”  unframed
©2012 Diana Moses Botkin

This lovely young lady has such a classic face which works especially well for chiaroscuro lighting and this light/dark technique.

11 comments:

Ruth Andre said...

These portrait pieces just keep getting better and better. Love this one.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks, Ruth. This one is a favorite for me, too.

Don Gray said...

These figure studies are very beautiful, Diana.

Pam Holnback said...

Theses recent charcoal studies are great!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I appreciate you dropping by, Don. Your encouragement means a lot. Happy painting to you!

Trine said...

Wonderful. I adore your charcoal work lately

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you, Trine. It has been good to get back to the basics while I sort out thoughts and plans for paintings.

Ann said...

Diana, Your work is breathtaking! I've signed up to follow your blog, and am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Thanks too for your comment on my painting-- it is much appreciated!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I'm enjoying your work, too, Ann. Thank you for dropping by here. Your encouraging words are much appreciated. "Breathtaking" is good!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful!! The grain of the paper adds much interest to these and I agree you keep getting better. (LOVE the color figuratives especially.)

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thanks, Diane. I usually prefer a smoother working surface but I've been trying some looser work and the texture helps encourage that, I think.