SHERYL SCHLENKER BROWN, Liberty

My work is still quite young, and it is only thanks to the guidance of Jennifer Sorenson that is here at all. That said, I appreciate the opportunity to show what I have learned. As in earlier photographic work, my preference is black and white, which dictates my media. I use pencil, charcoal, pen and ink for most everything I draw. 

 

My first efforts were dedicated to illustrating a book that I am writing about my grandfather’s horseback journey through the new state of New Mexico, using his antique photos for references. Then, I turned to drawing my favorite writers; interesting photos that I had taken and celebs, using Richard Avedon’s photos; finally, modern painters and their work. Here, I used color rendering their work in the background. As you can see, these drawings are personally attached to my particular interests. I hope they speak to you.

New Mexico/Colorado 1913

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In Spite of Us:
Laborers on Wolf Creek Pass, CO  
11"x9" ink
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Navajo Hogan, Shiprock, NM  
11"x9"  ink
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Temptation in the Garden,
Shiprock, NM  
ink 11"x9"

AUTHORS & POETS

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Jorge Luis Borges, author
11"x9", pencil
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Dostoevsky, author  
11"x9"  ink
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T.S. Eliot, author  
11"x9" ink
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Zora Neal Hurston, author 
9"x11"  pencil/charcoal

RICHARD AVEDON

PHOTOS

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Flannery O'Connor, author  
11"x9". ink
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Eudora Welty, author 
11"x9". pencil
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Loulou de la Falaise, Avedon 
11"x9". pencil
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Coco Channel, Avedon 
11"x9". pencil/charcoal
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Janice Joplin, Avedon   11"x9"
pencil/charcoal
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Marlene Dietrich, Avedon 
11"x9" pencil
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Ladies Who Lunch, Avedon 
9"x11". pencil/charcoal
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CAFE READING, Avedon
11"x9" pencil/charcoal

PAINTERS

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Bette Midler, Avedon  
11"x9"  pencil/charcoal
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Stood Up, Avedon 
11"x9" pencil
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Georges Braque, painter   11"x14"
pencil/charcoal and watercolor
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Marcel Duchamps, painter  
11"x14" pencil and watercolor
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Gustav Klimt, painter   11"x14"
pencil and watercolor
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Modigliani, painter  
11"x14" pencil and watercolor
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Lee Krasner. painter  
11"x14" pencil and watercolor
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Max Ernst/painter  
11"x14" pencil and watercolor
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Rene Magritte. painter   11"x14"
pencil/charcoal and watercolor
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Egon Schliele/painter  
11"x14" pencil and watercolor

VARIOUS

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Lobster traps, Bar Harbor
 13"x17"  ink 
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Mom, 2019 
11"x9". pencil
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Ruidoso races 1, New Mexico  
13"x17" ink
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Ruidoso races 2, New Mexico  
13"x17" ink