Child’s Bridge Japanese Friendship Garden – Charcoal



Each drawing is hand drawn by the me per the requested size.  The Patron is guaranteed to get an original work of art and not an artificial reproduction.  The image is repeated by hand, and each drawing is uniquely valuable.  All drawings are drawn on archival paper, fixatived and will be shipped rolled in a shipping tube, please allow 8 weeks for delivery since each is drawn to order.  Please contact me if you would like them framed and/or hand delivered.



This drawing was the second of three drawings I am doing for the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego. I have always found solace and surprise at the beauty and harmony of a Japanese Garden. I intended this drawing to be an introduction into the harmony found in the garden.

When I first saw the bridge it had children running across it.  The joy of that innocence among the beauty of the garden was a highlight of my experience.  The garden creates this atmosphere of tranquility and joyfulness.  Though the child didn’t make it into the drawing I still wanted to capture that moment.

Charcoal drawing consist of vine, compressed and pencil charcoal materials.  The image is created by adding and removing the charcoal until the image is draw to my standards.  The result is a dramatic scene contrasted by the black charcoal and white of the paper.  My hope is that the tactility of the original markmaking and luster of the charcoal creates an exciting effect for the purchaser of these drawing.

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33" X 24", 20" X 16", 14" X 11"