Charcoal

Woman Power

Woman Power

charcoal

40" x 27"

1972

 

In the 70's both Sheila and I realized the importance of women getting in touch with strength in their own bodies.  We both enrolled in separate kung fu classes. 

Masturbating Nude

Vibrating Woman

pen/ink

18" x 24"

1972

I declined the offer to promote the Prelude vibrator seen in this drawing because it got so hot we had to hold it with potholders.

The Kiss

The Kiss

charcoal/pastel

40" x 27"

1968

This is one of the Love Picture series and the oval was added when I used it for an illustration in Self Love & Orgasms - a self publication that was between Liberating Masturbation and Sex For One. It was drawn from a photo of Grant and me with a timer on his camera. At the time, I knew it would be shocking to see an erect penis as it was verboten in the sixties. Still is today I believe unless you are watching porn. When it hung in the gallery, the director put it behind a large plant. That made it even naughtier but women seemed to enjoy it.

Woman on Top

Woman on Top

charcoal/pastel

27" x 40"

1967

From the Love Picture exhibition held in 1968.  These were all based on the sex I was having at the time but very few people realized it ;)

The Hug

The Hug

charcoal pencil

28" x 40"

1968

Part of the Love Picture Series.  This one was bought by my girlfriend in Amsterdam.

Self Portrait

charcoal

16.5" x 14"

1956

 

Betty as a good little girl.

Fisherman

charcoal/paper

23" x 16"

1957

 

This drawing was done at The National Academy of Design when I was taking night classes.  It earned me a scholarship. 

Black Woman

charcoal/buff

16" x 12"

1952

 

This study was done from a model.

Nude Study

charcoal

16.5" x 9"

1954

 

6B charcoal pencil - my favorite.  Drawn from a model at the Art Student's League.

Old Woman

charcoal/paper

25" x 19"

1957

 

A charcoal study from my art school - The National Academy of Design.

Female Nude

charcoal/paper

25" x 19"

1957

 

This was a charcoal pencil drawing drawn from a model and completed later.