LANDSCAPE DRAWING KAREN KUCHARSKI
Drawing with Graphite
GAYLORD ROAD VIEW, 26x19 inches
One of my signature bodies of work is the graphite drawings. It is a foundation I continue. A graphite stick is a piece of lead, such as a pencil but without the wood casing. The graphite leaves a trail of malleable lustre, and is ideal for artistic interpretation.
Like a pencil, the graphite comes in a range of hardness and softness, which allows for either a subtle or striking effect. Because the sticks and pencils are essentially the same material, they blend easily as I shape the edges and spaces into the desired refinement for each piece.
Another of my valuable tools is the eraser, which is equally as important as the graphite itself. Together, they make a trusted team. The push and pull of my mark-making becomes a dance towards the cohesive whole. Some drawings have ivory tones, and drawing subtleties not easily reproduced online.
CHESTNUT RIDGE, 19x25", graphite stick, pencil, and eraser
AROUND 7:00 ON A LATE JULY EVENING, 19x25 , graphite stick, pencil, eraser Attention to subtlety and rhythm in the landscape; edges are defined, spaces are carved, and layers of graphite build the drawing.
BRIDGE DYNAMICS, 19x26
CHESTNUT RIDGE, 19x26
GARDNERS' VILLA, 19x25
FOX ROAD LANDSCAPE, 19x25
SILVER TREES/ WHITE MEADOW, 25x19
SUMMER GRAPHITE RAIN-SPLASHED, 19x26
SUMMER AT 95 DEGREES, 19x25EARLIER THAN USUAL, 19x25
HAY BALES AND HORIZON, 19x26
YELLOW HILLSIDE WITH HAY BALES, 19x25
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