Working With Charcoal on Paper
The richness of charcoal makes it an incredibly powerful medium to work with. The black in combination with the highlighted areas add an element of intense emotion to drawing. The wide range of value adds a 3-dimensional feel. This enables the viewer to experience the pure emotion of the piece as if they were there with the subject.
Working With Oil on Canvas or Panel Board
The fluidity of oil paint in combination with the slow drying time allow me to achieve a great amount of detail in not only the color, but also the rendering of my subjects. I enjoy working in oil as it is extremely easy to control. The combination of color and value range I use add a 3-dimensional feel and allow the viewer to experience the subject as if they were there with the subject.