Portfolio > Charcoal

Charcoal is a media that I use often for its power and subtleties. Drawing, to me is about creating a history of marks that lead to a resolved form. The first marks set the structure of the composition, but the fullness of the image only comes from challenging and refining each intentional stroke.

photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2018
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2018
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2011
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2018
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2011
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2011
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
charcoal
17" x 17"
2015
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
charcoal
17" x 17"
2013
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
charcoal &graphite
22" x 31"
2007
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17”x17”
2009
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2011
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
17" x 17"
2011
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
Charcoal
8" x 8"
2009
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
charcoal
16" x 20"
2000
photo of abstract charcoal drawing by Matthew Stemler
charcoal
22" x 31"
2000