Sunday, September 18, 2011

Working in Newport, Rhode Island

Working up a new character for a children's book. I have a crazy character of a old-fashioned Burberry coat wearing raven, who transports children at night to adventures and brings them back by morning. He puffs himself up to be big enough to ride them on his back.

The raven has the ability to draw his way out of problems. He can draw doors on the wall and then walk through them.

Flying on the back of the Bird.
The story takes place in the 1950's in America. There's more, but that comes later! I'll be sharing their further adventures in the upcoming weeks.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Exhibit at the Dudley Public Library

Recently, I showed you examples of the black and white drawing show at the Dudley Public Library. For the few out-of-towners who can't make it to the exhibit --here's a pictorial walk-through of the general atmosphere, and some of the display cases.

Black and white with a portrait of an old friend in color

Some examples of calligraphy, and a good book to read

Drawings of Miles Davis and other studies
 For my friends who live in town, the show ends September 24th with a closing reception --more information on the specific time to come as we get closer to the date!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Adventures in black and white: positive and negative space

Here are some examples from my current show at the Dudley Public Library. The show's title is Carlos W. Byron: Life in black and white.
Zip's Last Day, Pen and ink on Bristol Board, 11" x 17"

Pencil, 9" x 12"

The Passing, Pen and ink on Bristol Board, 11" x 17

James Baldwin, Silverpoint drawing, 6" x 8"

Silverpoint is a medium of the Renaissance. It was used before pencil. It is also used as a foundation for egg tempera paintings. As it ages the values become darker, but they maintain their silvery glow from the excess silver deposited on the gesso surface.

Franklin Park, Charcoal and carbon pencil, 16" x 20"
Franklin Park, Roxbury is favorite location for me with lot's of great memories. This piece isn't in the show, but I'm posting here for you.