Skeletons 

 

My love for drawing and painting have coincided easily with photography helping me find more possibilities for subjects and meanings.

In the early 2000's, I began a series on skeletons for several reasons including the fact that bones are the foundation of the human figure.

 Also, skeletons were a topic I could not photograph.  Most of the color images on this page are about 8x10 inches and include oils, watercolors, etchings and lithographs. (see captions). The images with black backgrounds are done with white chalk on black paper. They are about 4 feet tall. The last images are two of numerous pencil studies celebrating the human figure.

 

 

Skeleton Ritual
Skeleton Ritual
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Merry's Fan Dance
Merry's Fan Dance

hand colored lithograph, abstracted rib cages are emphasized

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Jerry Garcia's Dancer
Jerry Garcia's Dancer

etching aquatint

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My Great Aunt Annie Cranford Watts
My Great Aunt Annie Cranford Watts

oil painting

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Boogie Woogie in Denton , NC, 2002
Boogie Woogie in Denton , NC, 2002

oil painting Great Grandpa Cranford

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Annie's Solo
Annie's Solo

oil painting The Cranford family numbered 12 children.

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Dancing Couple
Dancing Couple

watercolor

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Dancer
Dancer

hand colored etching

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Merry's Dance
Merry's Dance

A marathon dance, watercolor

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A Visual Elegy
A Visual Elegy
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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own

oil painting, 2000's

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Fan Runner , 2003
Fan Runner , 2003

oil painting

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Beat the Clock
Beat the Clock

About factory workers who were timed and paid accordingly.

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Aunt Pearl Dancing, 2002
Aunt Pearl Dancing, 2002

oil painting

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Grandma at Wood Stove on Johnson Street, 2004
Grandma at Wood Stove on Johnson Street, 2004

watercolor

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Weeping Skeleton, 2001
Weeping Skeleton, 2001
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Pollock Dance
Pollock Dance

oil painting

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Westend Barber in High Point, 2003
Westend Barber in High Point, 2003

Uncle Roy always upbeat

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Grandpa Playing the Organ
Grandpa Playing the Organ

watercolor My great grandfather was an avid, self taught musician, farmer, carpenter and father of twelve children.

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Man Fan Dance
Man Fan Dance

watercolor

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Cherl and VW at Brevard, 2007
Cherl and VW at Brevard, 2007

watercolor

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Aunt Pearl and Cadillac
Aunt Pearl and Cadillac

watercolor

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Figure Drawing, UNCG, 1970s
Figure Drawing, UNCG, 1970s

Pencil on Rives paper

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Figure drawing
Figure drawing

Pencil on Rives paper

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