Drawings and Prints
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Stripped of color and the technical aspects requisite in oil paint, a simple drawing can satisfy in ways that full blown portraits in oil cannot. Pencil drawings allow for amazingly subtle modeling of the form, often with parallel lines or “hatching”. Charcoal as a medium has the unique distinction of having characteristics of both line and mass. Consequently, a fine charcoal drawing can exhibit either or both qualities in the same work. For more portrait drawings click here
Original oil paintings were usually a “one off” proposition. Once sold, those works were most often hidden away in private collections for years. With the development of newer, better and faster printing options, one can now own a print of a painting with surprising fidelity to the original.
Most of Samson’s work can be made into prints.