acrylic, toner, and graphite on panel
24" x 36.25", 2009 — $1,500
In an earlier post I discussed the need for always photographing your work as soon as it was completed. . . this work was, in part, the catalyst for those thoughts, as it was completed in 2009 but not documented until spring of 2011.
Morning Draught also has the distinction of being one of the few works in the past years that I haven't sealed with cold wax medium. This decision causes me to treat it exceedingly tenderly when I move it around, but I love it all the more for its delicacy. There's a softness to the tones of graphite (which are being held in place by a few layers of Lascaux fixative only) that reveal something very essential about these linear blades of grass.