These drawings are all studies for egg tempera paintings. I have drawn them from life using a still life setup or a posed model, from photographs, and from my imagination. The silvery gray drawings are made using silverpoint, a technique used in the Renaissance and earlier before the discovery of graphite as a drawing medium. Drawings are made using a piece of silver wire on coated paper. Just as in the case of silver jewelry, the silver on the drawing surface will tarnish over time and the image will take on a darker, warmer patina. Click on any title to see a larger view and details.