Blue Decanter in Charcoal

Title: Blue Decanter in Charcoal
Medium: Charcoal, charcoal pencil, & willow vine charcoal.
Size: 18″ x 24″
Year: 2010
Notes: This is a study of my favorite blue glass decanter with water and glass stopper – a challenge to draw a glass object with transparency and translucency (semi-transparency) in charcoal.  I was charmed by this decanter because of the combination of its solid square base, curved neck and arms, and the mix of dark blue and clear glass.  The fresh water inside was taken from a long two-day hike up Mt. Rainier in Oregon.

Photos of reference object and compositional sketch below: