Sunday, July 27, 2008

Clifftop Cooks 8-5-05

9" x 12". Fountain pen and sepia ink in ecru spiral-bound sketchbook.
This sketch shows a scene from the great old-time music gathering
held at Clifftop, W.Va., every August. We stayed at the campsite
of friends who brought a very organized kitchen setup. The drawing
shows the hostess, Hilarie, preparing a meal with the participation of
four little camp girls and the mother of three of the helpers. As always, I wish I had sketched more.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Model 7-22-08, One

8" x 11". Fountain pen and sepia ink
on Strathmore charcoal paper.
The model's pose, although simple,
had a nice, subtle shift of weight
onto one foot.

Model 7-22-08, Two

12" x 9". Fountain pen and sepia ink
on Strathmore charcoal paper.
The model is one of our favorites
at the session and likes to bring
an unusual assortment of accessories
for the costumed poses.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old Butternut

12" x 9". Fountain pen on ecru paper in spiral-bound sketchbook.
An old butternut tree on the farm belonging to my sister and her husband
on Big Wheeling Creek in West Virginia. Sketch done in August of '04.
The tree is still alive and healthy in the summer of '08.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


11" x 8". Five-minute sketch. Carbon pencil on Strathmore charcoal paper.
One of our veteran models; very classical figure.