Pictured left is the beautiful full size version of the above charcoal as it sits as part of a fantastic private colllection. These pieces done on this scale have a wonderful precence in a room. This particular piece is suspended or floated, inside a very large deep rabbet frame so as to keep your entire focus centered on the scene, it is a simple, unique and incredibly effective means of presenting Daniel's work in this medium.
15x22 Vine Charcoal on Rag Paper
Gathering Vines For Charcoal Along The Rivers Edge....
Framed Vine Charcoals
Below are examples of the vine charcoals framed in hand cut black linen panels with Cherry wood frames. These works have a warmth and character reminiscent of vintage sepia tone photographs.
Fly Fishing Atlantic Salmon
Gentleman Caller and The Bull Moose
The Fine Art of Sporting Charcoals and Conte
Daniel's Vine Charcoals are produced using materials derived from natural sources and processed in a very primitive manner. Using the roots of various tree's and a very special cooking method post harvesting, Daniel manufactures his own vine charcoal right at his studio. The process yields charcoal sticks that vary in hardness and lend themselves well to producing strong images when applied to a surface in a manner not unlike his pastel paintings. These rich emotive works have real presence and texture that can only be accomplished using this wonderful natural material.