Posted in Art, Drawing

Two Charcoal Portraits

Storage is a difficult issue when working in a small space. I made a wire system in my living room for recent works. Decorative, and I get to analyze over time what I did wrong and what I did right. Here it is in action:

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Morning Selfie: Lena Adams, 2018. Charcoal, 29x21cm.

My respect for Odd Nerdrum increased many times over after this master copy of his painting of the Norwegian author André Bjerke:

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André Bjerke after Nerdrum: Lena Adams, 2018. Charcoal, 42x30cm.

The original painting is stunning (I cant find it online, so no link – sorry.) Apparently Bjerkes powerful gaze on the viewer was too much for me, as I turned his eyes away in my drawing. I only worked from a detail of the portrait, this part to be specific:

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Author André Bjerke: Nerdrum, 1978. Detail.