|A Place vine charcoal on paper 15 x 21|
"A Place" was drawn from light to dark, similar to a watercolor process, where whites are cherished and left untouched. I started with vine charcoal to move around the paper....it is relatively forgiving. Darker darks were added later with charcoal pencils and sticks. My eraser(kneaded)was used as a tool in order to achieve a push::pull relationship. This application, I believe, was appropriate for this subject matter. My use of materials might change given another subject, another desired effect. Although I have many drawing papers, I chose a sheet out of a pad of Strathmore 400 series 90# drawing paper and am quite happy with the result. This paper would not stand up to a more aggressive application.
"A Place" reveals a place at the table, a place of acceptance and of comfort. I don't think that there could be a more important thing to have...a place. I wish it for all.