Freebie Friday: miniature charcoal

Freebie Friday: miniature charcoal January 7, 2011

There is beauty. Will you clear away the rubble, which we ourselves often create, to see things purely, simply, directly? Can we perceive raw beauty unadorned with the accretions of our fantasies?

I want to give you something… an original miniature drawing of mine based on a larger work. This is drawn on Arches 300 lb cold-press acid-free cotton rag paper, 2″x2″ (5cm x 5cm). I call it “Charcoal Moon”:

All you have to do to enter the contest is:

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The contest ends midnight tonight Atlantic Time.

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  • I love the tinys!

  • Prodigal Daughter

    Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve just discovered your blog and your art, lovely stuff and well worth exploring.

    I shall be back!

  • Ellen

    So simple, moody and atmospheric.

  • annette

    I absolutely adore the minis.
    A tiny bit of elegant beauty in the day!

  • Barb

    I want it!!

  • Jeff Ellison

    This is one of my favorites!

  • Elaine Case

    It is beautiful!!

  • Bob Hoeller

    I love it!

  • Mary Sweet

    Ooooohhhhh, lovely.

  • Scott

    Put me in the hopper…

  • Barb

    I love these!!!!

  • Ooooo! I like!

  • Bonnie

    Your drawings make me emote! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love this!

  • Lynn

    Very nice!

  • Darrow Woods

    There’s a moon in the sky
    It’s called the moon
    And everybody is there, including,
    Saturn, Mercury
    Saturn, Venus
    Saturn, Mars
    Saturn, Jupiter
    The Van Allen Belt

    (the B-52’s)

    Roll-roll-roll-roll-rollin’ in Andromeda
    Won-ton-ton-ton rama-in-Andromeda

    There’s too many rings—This is the Space Age
    There’s too many things—This is the Space Age
    Just ain’t no atmosphere tonight

    If you’re lucky you get to ride in a gold meteorite
    If you’re not, you get a mouth, a mouthful of red Kryptonite
    You better move over
    Here comes a Super-nova
    Kryptonite- – –
    Destination moon

    If you’re in outer space
    Don’t feel out of place
    ’cause there are thousands of others like you
    Others like you
    Others like you

    Well there’s a moon, it’s in the sky
    It’s called the moon
    And everybody is there ‘cluding
    Destination moon

    Many gamma rays around it
    Van Allen Belt surrounds it
    This is the Space Age
    Please don’t worry
    This is the Space Age
    Just don’t worry
    This is the Space Age
    Others like you
    Ahhh ahhh……….

  • Noelle

    Luna Bella!

  • This is where you can listen to the B-52’s sing their quirky old song, “There is a moon in the sky called the moon”

  • Kyle Hayes

    these tiny pieces are great! put my name in the hat!

  • Catherine Grace

    The simple yet startling beauty of this small piece reminded me of early photographs by Muybridge I saw recently at the Tate Britain exhibition dedicated to this monumental man of developmental photography.
    Muybridge took his bulky photographic paraphernalia into the Californian wilderness of the mid nineteenth century and captured, obviously in black and white, hugely emotive pictures, which even viewed now hold a haunting quality. There were many coniferous trees in his landscape pictures, illuminated brilliantly by natural light, in a similar manner to your coniferous tree depicted today.

  • Peg

    When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie,
    that’s amore.

  • in, please.

  • Love this, as always. A little reminder of beauty is always helpful

  • bkw

    Very nice! I’m in.

  • There is beauty, it’s true. It would be nice if we would stop creating things to hide it.

    Very nice drawing! Your nature ones are my favorites.

  • Susan

    Thanks for your inner Beauty expressed in this outward manner. “))

  • k8

    That is really quite lovely.

  • Jan Johnson

    Tree and moon – you know I love it!

  • Tracy Fitzgerald

    As perfect a piece of art as I’ve ever seen . . .

  • Tara F

    Simple. Beautiful. (((Wow)))

  • Patty Kneeland

    Simply beautiful! Love it

  • Linde

    I leave the porch light off when I go out, so that when I come back in the dark to my trailer in the country, there’s nothing to dim the stars, to distract me from the moon, to take my skin’s attention away from the cold and sweet winter wind, from the sounds of the little creatures who scurry in the dark. My eyes are adjusted to the beauty, small and large, above and below, light and dark, as is my heart.

  • Darrin

    I’m in

  • Pavel Argentov

    One of the most important people in my life said: “I know only one way of bringing Light into this world: every day scraping dirt from the tiny small YOUR portion of the window”. Your miniatures are just that. Peaces of clean window into reality of your light.

    Be blessed artist and merry Russian Christmas (today ๐Ÿ™‚

  • James Gensberg


  • I would love to win this as it would then match up with the wee miniature I bought at Christmas time and which arrived this week – yay! I love it!

  • Lindsay

    This is great! I love the simplicity.

  • Joel Conrad

    Simple but strong.
    You seem to like evergreens. Joel

  • Crystal

    Understated simplicity, love it…Crystal

  • Pat

    Hmmm…can the wheel of fortune favour me twice? I hope so!

  • Megan

    Simplicity is beautiful

  • I really love your trees. ๐Ÿ™‚