Friday, April 16, 2010

Lexie - original charcoal portrait drawing by Connie Chadwell



I did this charcoal drawing on 12 x 9" bristol paper  - the medium I love the absolute most!  Well, I have so many favorite media and surfaces, but for the moment, this is my true love.  Vine charcoal and bristol board, plus a kneaded eraser, are a delicious - not to mention forgiving -  combination!
You probably noticed my banner across the top of my blog proclaiming - or screaming, I guess more accurately - that one of my drawings, "The Artisan" was selected as a finalist in American Artist's Drawing magazine cover competition.  I am totally thrilled!
Hope you're all having a glorious spring as we are here in the Texas Hill Country - thanks so much for stopping by!

10 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

A wonderful drawing. Love the eyes

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Anthony!

Bonnie Heather said...

Congratulations Connie!!! I love todays drawing too.

Connie said...

Thank you, Bonnie! That's so nice to hear - glad you stopped by!

Dar Presto said...

Yea! I'm very happy for you!

And you've captured such a great expression for Lexie.

Sue Furrow said...

Congrat's! Love your drawing of the little girl.

Connie said...

Hi Dar - thank you very much - I really appreciate your nice comment! It's so nice to hear from you - how are you?

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Sue - I'm very glad you stopped by!

Painting 4 Living said...

Super Connie, I have just discovered charcoal and I am so grateful to find someone who clearly loves it and is so skilled. Do any clients like to purchase the sketches or do you keep them for reference?

Connie said...

Hi Paulette - and thank you! I have sold a number of charcoal portrait drawings. A few were commissions. There is definitely a market for them, but probably nowhere near as big a market as for a painting. I love charcoal, though, and there are some amazing charcoal painters - it's just a wonderful medium!