Monday, September 04, 2006

Self-Portrait in Pencil

Self-Portrait in Pencil

One of my father's self-portraits, done on a page of a 3 x 5 pad. He used to buy these small unobtrusive pads and keep them in his front pocket. He liked to ride the bus during the day and surreptitiously sketch people sitting across from him. At other times, he was his own subject.

3 x 5, pencil on paper.


Blogger LPederson said...

Thank you for posting your father's work.
He was a wonderful artist.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Ross said...

All of these drawings are fantastic. Just pure beauty and simplicity.

3:42 PM  
Blogger aw said...

I'm so glad people like them! For years I know that my mother wanted him to have some recognition and she is very happy that he has some appreciation. Thank you for stopping by!

5:40 PM  
Blogger Felix Lim said...

These are absolutely fantastic stuff. The life drawings knocked my socks off. His lines are fiercely elegant, every single stroke had a purpose, there is nothing extraneous.
This portrait is pure genius, capturing the feeling in a few strokes is by no means an easy task.
He has my deepest respect.

11:45 PM  
Blogger aw said...

Thanks so much, Felix! My mother will be thrilled to her your comment. I read them to her over the phone as she does not have a computer yet. I think I have finally talked her into letting me set one of mine up for her so she can visit the blog!

1:30 AM  

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