Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Chosen One...carbon and graphite

...The Chosen One...
ORIGINAL Carbon and Graphite Drawing on paper,
7x6, double matted,

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The Story Behind the Image: This was a particularly enjoyable piece do do...not only because of the subject but because of the story that lead to doing this set-up.

My daughter and I were preparing dinner and my grandson (then around seven) wanted ice cream. I said "dinner will be ready soon, why not have a piece of fruit instead". As boys will be boys...he picked up a fork from the table, "stabbed" the pear and said "I choose this one"!

I later set up the experience from memory as you see in this drawing.

I purposely chose a pear that had been knocked around some. I liked the texture it added to the drawing. It was a great subject...notice how the skin swells around the tines of the fork, the smooth texture of the fork in contrast to the bruising and marks on the pear.

The background is done in carbon as is most of the pear. I used some graphite on the fork to bring out the highlights and enhance the shape.

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Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Love the whole drama of the piece. Works very well in B&W.
A piece not easy to ignore.
Great stuff!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow!! had to stop... thought this was a photo...Amazing!! really cool

Marsha Robinett said...

Sheona and Sylvia
Thanks for your lovely comments about this piece. I did this drawing a couple of years ago and held the original for myself until just this year. Some pieces you just hate to let go of!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

LOVE this piece!

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