Sam Thompson Pure Rye Whiskey
Pencil on Paper
15" x 20" Unframed
23.25" x 18.25" x 1" Framed
This piece is part of an on-going series of antique liquor bottles. I am drawn to the tattered labels, scratched glass, and collected dust on these old bottles, which give hints to their age and personal history. I focus my attention on capturing the slightest change between highlight and shadow.
My art is a celebration of detail and precision. I work exclusively in mediums that I can tightly control, making no unintended marks. Constantly sharpening my pencils and working entirely freehand, I draw objects with often unnoticed or unappreciated details. Carefully crafting each line and curve, I work to capture the subtle changes between highlights and shadows. The objects I depict are surrounded by large white spaces, allowing the viewer to be fully absorbed into the piece and appreciate its intricate details.