CHARCOAL DRAWINGS – Life drawing classes are the mainstay of my art practice. Charcoal is a wonderful exercise in value studies. It represents practice, but the works can stand alone. The drawing entitled “Canyon Study in Charcoal and Pencil” depicts the Rio Grande River Gorge between Taos and Espanola, New Mexico. The study entitled “Charcoal of Canyon de Chelly at Sunset” catches the canyon on the Navajo Nation in Arizona just as the last rays of sun reflect from the river below.