11" x 14"
Charcoal & Pastel
The Christmas season is here, and the Klahn household is abuzz with activity. My children, ages 9 and 7, are being as good as they are capable of being under the threat of coal in their stockings on Christmas morning.
I'm in the studio as much as possible, too. This year, the snow has played havoc with the control of the light in there. It is so bright, even with the windows facing north, and the blinds at half mast, that I am having trouble getting what I want. Maybe I'll have to go nocturnal, when the light is all artificial. I recently added another track light, which is a big help.
I am working on a series, and it has been a real joy. Some finished drawings are included in this, using mixed media of charcoal, chalk, and pastel. Also, there are some graphite works. Pictures to follow, soon, I hope. One direction is that these images are a little bigger than my normal fare, and the last few images have included more neutral colors.
Today I'm picking the kids up after school and together with Lorie we'll be shopping for the tree. Merry Christmas!