au naturel - drawing the nude Exhibition Statement

Charcoal on paper is, for me, the soul of all media.
Faced with a sheet of beautiful white paper and a stick of willow charcoal there are no escape routes, no ways to disguise, no distractions such as colour, and no second chances. Just a purity.
The paper can be soft and yielding or hard and brittle, smooth or textured, and the charcoal can glide or drag over it or crumble into it. Fingers can explore the possibilities.
Add the model into this mix – so much more than muscles, skin and bones. Empathy with the model, with the desire to depict the unadorned human form, with no costumes or background to seduce the eye, is paramount. Together you strive to make a work of art and suggest a meaning or mystery to it.
How exciting to draw a line, black on white, and start the journey! Glenys Buzza

The work is "very fresh and full of beautiful energy". Ginny Grayson, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne. Lecturer in drawing at RMIT and Monash Universities.

Reverie
Framed Conte on paper 57x42cm

 

 

Trilogy
Framed Charcoal on paper 72x44cm

 

Woman in Red
Framed Conte on paper 72x36cm
SOLD

 

Sleeping Nude
Framed Charcoal on paper 23x46cm
SOLD

My Thoughts Are My Own
Framed Charcoal 70x53cm


Woman and Chair
Framed Charcoal on paper 42x30cm
SOLD

Beneath the Surface
Framed Charcoal 22x14cm

 

Nude
Framed Pen & Ink on Japanese paper 17x13cm

Contemplation
Framed
Charcoal 72x44cm



Sleeping Nude 2
Framed Charcoal on paper 25x41cm

Annie
Framed Monoprint 25x15cm
SOLD

Study
Charcoal 76x55cm

 

Woman with Cushion
Framed Mixed Media on paper 44x74cm
SOLD

Vietnam Veteran
Framed Charcoal on paper 66x47cm

Through The Window
Framed Conte 31x18cm

Sleeping Nude 3
Framed conte on Japanese paper 20x32cm

Annie
Framed Mixed Media on paper 73x37cm
SOLD

Portrait Perspectives
Charcoal on paper

Woman with Cane
Mixed Media on paper

Woman Reading
Framed Mixed Media on paper 42x73cm
SOLD

Nude
Framed Charcoal on paper 39x63cm



Study
Charcoal on paper

Regrets
Conte on paper

Study
Charcoal on paper

A Quiet Time
Framed Charcoal on paper 52x39cm

 

Impressions of Maturity
Charcoal on paper 66x55cm

 


Carmine
Framed Mixed Media 44x37cm

 

 

 

 

Annie in Boots
Charcoal on paper 72x27cm

Nude on Stool
Framed Charcoal on ricepaper 69x40cm
SOLD

   
     
   
 


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