Mix’d Media Tonight May 10, 2012 | By Shawn Meisl
I’m frantically looking for my pen. Have you seen it? It’s my favorite – bold, black ink that leaves a slight impression in the paper. I am pretty sure that my day will be completely dysfunctional without it. Artists must feel this way too. Their medium (oil, pastel, pencil, charcoal, clay) is specific and likely dines with their family at dinnertime.
Sometimes, Bob Kuhn liked to sketch with conté which is a drawing pencil that combines clay and graphite (think crayon-like). The coloring in these Kuhn sketches is an earthy brick. His sketches are so striking and convey a powerful sense of movement.
Want to take a closer look? You know you do! The Museum opens several galleries with Bob Kuhn’s gorgeous sketches and paintings today. Double your fun and come to Mix’d Media tonight. And if you see my pen, will you bring it?
Image Credit: Robert Kuhn (United States, 1920 – 2007), Coyote Chasing Rabbit, n.d. Conte on Paper. 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Gift of the Artist, National Museum of Wildlife Art.