The Uninvited Guest Drawing by David Holcomb

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The artwork framed on the worktable, with paint and brushes nearby to indicate scale.
A closeup detail image of the artwork.
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Art Description

Drawing: Conte on Paper, Wood.

"The Uninvited Guest", 2015, conte crayon over acrylic on paper, mounted on white enameled plywood, 28 inches tall by 24 inches wide (70 x 60 cm). NOTE: Dimensions are those of the plywood base to which the drawing is attached.

Although technically an outdoor scene, the image is packed with almost claustrophobic activity as vegetable forms jostle and crowd into a space limited by the painted surface of the paper. Colors are restricted, soft and unobtrusive, allowing the rhythms of line and subtle shading to dominate the shallow space.

The drawing is on heavyweight brown kraft paper, lightly varnished for UV protection, with the “active” area of the image brushed with a background of off-white acrylic. The paper is tacked (not glued or otherwise attached) with steel thumbtacks to a panel of 1/4” cabinet-grade plywood, sanded and enameled in white. The paper is mounted in such a way that the natural texture and buckling of the surface remains apparent. The entire panel is framed in a wood “floater” frame, ready to hang; it is signed and dated both front and back, with title on back.




The Uninvited Guest

David Holcomb

United States


Size: 24 W x 28 H x 0.3 in

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