Sunday, 20 April 2014

Charcoal Portrait - Melancholy Series

I haven't posted any work for ages and the reasons are too boring to write about but I have been mulling over and experimenting with the seductive medium of charcoal recently. Unfortunately the paper I am using is not fine enough to hold the fine cross-hatching but I am not running out to the art materials store like I usually do when something isn't quite right. The photography seems to have picked up some blotchy bits which are not apparent in the original even though I didn't use any flash photography.

"Portait - Melancholy Series"
Charcoal on Cartridge Paper - 16.5" x 13" (Approx.)


CrimsonLeaves said...

It has been ages and I've thought of you often, Ann. That said, I know how precious time is and to find it for painting when you have to work is really difficult.

I love this portrait! It reminds me of the Sargent series Celeste Bergin has been doing too.'ve captured it beautifully and I wonder what she is thinking? Is this you?

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - no it's not me. I haven't painted/drawn myself yet. She's not thinking...she's just feeling...melancholy. :-)