Category Archives: toned paper

Giuseppe Resting, Original Charcoal Sketch

Not all original works are big pastels. I have a number of smaller sketches in charcoal and pencil, and I often like to leave a bit of a sketch unfinished or rough just to contrast with the detailed areas. So Giuseppe rests all the time, why draw him now? Just because he looked so velvety […]

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A Small and Simple Portrait, “Chloe”

This portrait is a break from the usual larger, full-color and highly detailed portraits, just to share a little moment and focus on the expression, the face, the most-remembered part of just about any creature we love, human or animal. I had a number of photos, but none were close-up enough but this pose, though […]

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October Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Bella Birdwatching”

So Bella is an avid birdwatcher. She spends long hours by the big north window watching the birds at the feeder. I spend long hours studying her profile while she does so. I decided to finally sketch her and thought of the toned paper with white and black charcoal, and I also added a bit […]

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Catamount Brushmore, a Monument to Four Noble Cats

Catamount Brushmore prints are made in archival inks on Epson Velvet Art Paper, Cold Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas, and the original art is still available as well. [ss_product id=’dd0a4a46-7cdc-11e6-92b0-002590787d08′ ]Feline Artwork, “Catamount Brushmore”[/ss_product] ABOUT THE ARTWORK ABOUT THE ARTWORK I mean no disrespect to these four presidents, but when I looked down […]

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