“A misty October meadow, a full moon in the night sky, the sharp contrasting light reflected off a piece of metal or glass, and the soft shadows on a petal or a leaf.” These images compel Lisa Henry to draw in black and white.
“Drawings reveal the power of composition, the complexity of texture, and the delicacy of line. As I begin to draw, with only the faintest sketch, the lightest values of my subject emerge from the page. I’m tempted to stop there, leaving the drawing as a suggestion, still undefined, but then the detail pulls me in. I combine the subtlety of graphite and the depth of charcoal to express a full aesthetic range.”
In addition to charcoal and graphite, Lisa also works in watercolor, pastel, and ink.