Drawing 2010-2013

Charcoal Drawings
These highly finished charcoal drawings are finely rendered using a labour intensive process of layering that carefully distributes deposits of charcoal onto the surface. Tonal value is achieved by controlling the extent to which the texture of the ground shows through the spread of black: in this sense we are presented with the materiality of the surface as much as the image. For Richardson drawing is a primary activity and a stand-alone medium; these works are not the evidence of a preliminary stage that serves painting as a conceptual aid, they are finished works in their own right. Charcoal was chosen because it permits a wide range of subtle shifts in tone and sharp contrast between dark and light, conveying a sense of ethereal, atmospheric mystery and a cinematic quality that references early black and white film. All drawings are professionally framed to archival standard in hardwood box frames and are glazed with Tru Vue Museum Glass for conservation grade UV protection with a nearly invisible finish.
   

1389House by the River, 2013
charcoal on paper
90 x 63 cm

1288TheConversationThe Conversation, 2012
charcoal on paper
131.5 x 88.5 cm

1287AwakeningWebAwakening, 2012
charcoal on paper
50 x 50 cm

FranRichardsonSmallChateau de Chaalis, 2012
charcoal on paper
150 x 107 cm

FR12-85Boiseries, 2012
charcoal on paper
111 x 69 cm
SOLD

1183The Ballroom, 2011
charcoal on paper
117 x 87 cm
SOLD

FR1080LeCabinetLe Cabinet de la Meridienne, 2011
charcoal on paper
108 x 97.5 cm
SOLD

FR1078DrawingRoomSmallDrawing Room, 2011
charcoal on paper
176.5 x 119.5 cm
selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011

LeCabinetLe Cabinet des Miroirs, 2011
charcoal on paper
110 x 133 cm
SOLD

FR1079ParisBedSmallParis Bedroom, 2011
charcoal on paper
90 x 63 cm

1182The Golden Age, 2011
charcoal on paper
119 x 100 cm

1075_FRIl Gattopardo, 2010
charcoal on paper
174.5 x 119.5 cm
selected for National Open Art Competition 2011

10.72emailLa Creation du Monde, 2010
charcoal on paper
125 x 89 cm
selected for Pastel Society 2012

1077GdePsycheFRGalerie du Psyche, 2010
charcoal on paper
88.5 x 88 cm

LampendusaPalazzo Lampendusa, 2010
charcoal on paper
125 x 92 cm
SOLD

FR_GloriousIsolationGlorious Isolation, 2010
charcoal on paper
148 x 114 cm
SOLD

SplendidIsolationSplendid Isolation, 2010
charcoal on paper
165 x 122 cm
SOLD