Sallie Schwartzkopf

charcoal and ink wash on paper
33 x 25.5 in.

My focus is on figure and portrait drawing from a life model. I consider the body to be a vessel for what is within. What is found within is often expressed through the body, its tensions, its softness, etc. I find a quality I relate to in the figure and trying to bring that out in my drawing. I use gesture marks of charcoal and ink wash applied to watercolor paper directly, with a chamois and brushes. Mostly, this is intuitive. By letting go I allow the impulse to emerge. It is a spiritual experience.

© Sallie Schwartzkopf