Charcoal Artwork

Charcoal Artwork

“All Good Things”

Charcoal artwork has become more commonplace at my studio. I have been exploring the properties of graphite, charcoal and carbon over the past year.

At first I was not a huge fan of charcoal. I prefered carbon. However, as I have got more used to playing around I have become more drawn to the rich velvet blackness of charcoal.

The way my brain works, I like to know the “whys” of things. Apparently, graphite is reflective because the molecules are oval and flattened. Charcoal and carbon molecules are an entirely different shape, reflecting less light.

This charcoal artwork, like several of my pieces is quite melancholy. Entitled “All Good Things” , I have been finding that people finish this phrase with either “Come to he who waits” or “Come to an end”. It was the initial phrase which I had thought of.  I love the fact that there can be more meanings. I hope that viewers of the art will wonder what it is about. Who is he waiting on, or is he saying goodbye? I  also hope it is an engaging, emotional piece.

This charcoal artwork will form part of a series of new pieces that I am working on. Some of which will be in graphite and several will be large scale like this one.

Original Drawing- Charcoal on A1 size Cartridge Paper.

Original Artwork Sold

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