I attended a one day workshop last weekend on Silver point drawing. I've always loved the look of metal point drawings. You see them mostly in Art Museums. I think they are beautiful because with age they tarnish and turn a beautiful brown that will glisten in the light. It's a medium that the old Masters used since the 14th century. They are usually small in size. The two pieces above are my pieces completed in the workshop.
FYI: A silverpoint drawing is made by dragging a silver rod or wire across a surface, often prepared with gesso or primer. Silverpoint is one of several types of metalpoint used by scribes, craftsmen and artists since ancient times.
Wikipedia stated: Albrecht Dürer's father was one such craftsman who later taught his young son to draw in metalpoint, to such good effect that his 1484 Self-Portrait at the Age of 13 is still considered a masterpiece.
The workshop was a combination of Art History, drawing techniques and drawing from observation . We could pick to draw from the model or a still life. I used both. The presenter was Gavin Gardner. I really enjoyed my day and I got to visit my cousin and her wonderful husband while I was in Chattanooga.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.