January 12th, 2019

A charcoal drawing, done in about two hours at night after a full day of struggling with something related and having had to tear it up. Perhaps that’s why this one ended up looking somewhat more overwrought than I’d intended.

Thanks For The Present, Charcoal on Arches paper, 15 x 11 inches, 2019

January 7th, 2019

Maureen Paxton ink drawing of a grinning skeleton, shown from hips upwards.
Skeleton Study, Jan. 3, 2019

This is the skeleton after its repairs. The first drawing of 2019. While fairly grim of countenance while still in two pieces, once the head was refastened, it cheered right up. I’m glad that this is how 2019 started, with grinning bones.

January 6th, 2019

Maureen Paxton ink drawing of a skull, shown from two angles.
Last drawing of 2018: One Skull, Two Views

This is the skull accidentally knocked off its body by a certain eleven year old girl and which I had promised to reattach. Before surgery, however, I drew it. It’s the last drawing for 2018.

Should anyone ever need to re-capitate their plastic skeleton, I’m the person to call. I can attest to the fact that glue does not work, even the expensive stuff that’s supposed to work on plastic. What did work were a small collection of wooden skewers and fast drying sheet rock compound.

I could think of no better way to end the year for the headless skeleton or, put another way, the disembodied skull. First the drawing, then the surgery.