Tuesday, April 6, 2010


8" x 8" charcoal on bristol

Chase is a 90lb+ catahoula. He can appear quite intimidating, but he's really a teddy bear.

I had an interesting time with this drawing. He has a beautiful black and white dappled coat and it was a challenge to keep him from flattening out. A wonderful exercise, but I still see the afterimage dancing around.

: )

He looks sad because he's not with his mom on her special day. Happy Birthday Angela!


  1. hey, i love how you handle charcoals and pastels. a superb blog!

  2. Thank you Rahina. What is it that is so comforting about charcoal drawings? I read in your wonderful blog that you, too, go back to charcoals when in need of a break from oils.