Reaching Out is a textural study of a seated model that appears to be stretching for something beyond the picture plane. I especially like the light effect and the textural marks the charcoal made on the quality drawing paper.
Whenever I work from a model I always try to achieve a strong visual effect that goes beyond the image of the sitter. In this one the strong light effect gives the girl a dramatic look that draws the viewer into an intimate scene.
I like to work from both males and females but I prefer to work from the female form. The drawing is in a white mat.
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My paintings have been seen throughout the United States in national, international, and group shows. I have won numerous awards, including awards from Dorothy Gillespie, May Stevens, Frank Webb, and Daniel Greene. My paintings were in two group shows on Broadway and my biography is included in The Original Marquis Who's Who in America.
I taught in the Art Department of Radford University for a twenty years as Assistant professor. I taught Art Appreciation, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor painting, Foundations, and served as Gallery Director for one year.I enjoyed working with Art and Design students. My Art Appreciation course was hands-on and I received many compliments on my course curriculum. Oftentimes I had students that were not enrolled in the class ask me if they could sit in for a class. I have fond
Reaching Out is a 18" x 24"charcoal drawing on strathmore drawing paper in a white mat. Patron can have it framed to suit invidual taste.