July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bargue # Two - Stage Three

Bargue # Two - Stage Three
graphite on Stonehenge paper

It is difficult to see what is happening in the above photo, but I am trying to show what the transfer looks like when moved over to the Stonehenge paper. Basically once the lights and darks are separated in the initial construct drawing, the bond paper is flipped over and, with a 2B pencil, all of the lines are gone over quite heavily (remember this is on the back of the paper). To really see where the lines are you could use a light box or simply tape the construct drawing face down on a window. The Stonehenge paper is then mounted squarely on the board and the construct drawing is centered and placed carefully on the Stonehenge- taping it only at the top to make flipping back and forth easier (to see how the transfer is going). All of the lines on the construct are traced over so that the gentle pressure of this action then deposits some of the graphite from the back of the bond paper onto the Stonehenge. It is really important to apply just enough pressure to lightly transfer the graphite to the good paper; too much pressure will result in scoring the Stonehenge which could cause visible marks in the final drawing.


Above you see the back side of the construct drawing that I have gone over in graphite and to the right is the transferred image. The lines have already been restated (they were not that dark from the transfer as you saw in the first photo) and you can see I have now begun to once again separate the lights and darks in an even mid-dark value.

It is a bit nerve-wracking to be working on the good paper- this is where I plan to put some serious time in to get excellent results, but also where one klutzy move (like knocking over water or coffee) could ruin everything. I need to work in a bubble!

1 comment:

Barbara Muir said...

Very cool. I love the explanation.

XOXO Barbara