Gestures Study IV - Acrylic, crayon, graphite on Archival Paper
I've found that preliminary sketches have a quality I sometimes can't reproduce in a finished work, particularly gestural studies done in Life Drawing workshops. Since they are on newsprint paper, they only serve to be used as resources.
So I tried doing a sketch on gessoed paper to provide and archival surface and using graphite instead of charcoal. Then, adding an acrylic abstracted background, gestural study sketches have become "Contemporary Fine Art
Painting can be viewed at the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac AZ. Click HERE to contact them about purchase details.