When Drawing is Enough

Artists traipse through grades and junctures throughout their journeys.  I see it as I meander through the Facebook artist pages and spy on my favorite celebrities.  I see it in historical accounts of the masters.  I see it by examining my early work up to the present.  Right now, though I am still fixing colorful and intense pastel dust to my French sanded papers, I am exploring a more basic style and medium.  I alternate from Renaissance style to Post Impressionist scratchy scratching, but one thing is for certain:  I love graphite and charcoal!  My first medium — starting when I was in fourth grade — still satisfies my soul.  So long as there are intense value changes, black and white makes the statement I wish to make.  It is enough for me…for now.