Terra-Cotta Faces, Goatman

November 20 th 2009

This pen-and-ink drawing is the second in a series of faces created with terra-cotta. My drawings celebrate the work of architects, artists and craftsmen who have created our built environment. I want people to see the beauty in the details—art work upon art work. I saw this wonderful face when I was photographing a client's garden for a commission. I loved the way the sunlight and the shadows from the trees hit this large urn and the wall behind it. I had to draw it with it's wide range of subtle to strong values—perfect for pen and ink.

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Melissa B. Tubbs has been creating finely-detailed pen-and-ink drawings of architectural subjects for 17 years. Her work has been shown throughout the United States in juried competitions and museums. She created a three-dimensional Christmas ornament of a historical Alabama home for the official White House Christmas tree in 2001; an article about her work has been featured in American Artist magazine; and she was the recipient of an Eben Demarest Trust Grant through Mellon Bank of $14,000. Melissa's drawing, "Carnegie Hall, NYC" is featured in Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Sunlight and Shadow, North Light Books, published in October.

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