This is the next stage in the evolution of the William Paca House painting; of which I've been commissioned by the Historic Annapolis Foundation to create.
This, the "drawing" stage, is rendered using charcoal on 22 x 30in. Rives BFK. Vine charcoal to be specific. A medium I've much experience with though one whose company I haven't had the pleasure of in some time. So this project personally has already begun on a high note. I'd say the phrase "getting your hands dirty" aptly applies.
Now that the composition of the architecture and landscape is in place we, Historic Annapolis and myself, are seeking to determine the best possible way to include the characters of the setting, that being William Paca, his wife Mary and all those involved with the home. This includes not only who will be present but also the activities they'll be participating in (given the time period), whom they'll be interacting with, along with their specific placement in the composition - and all of these elements circling around the factual information available on the history of the home and those characters within.
Hope you enjoy and I'll keep you posted!