52nd National Catalog


I have been doing a series of portraits of horses, mules and donkeys for the past few years. I love the tactile feel of the rag paper with the graphite and charcoal medium. With the ability to get so many different textures on this paper, I like to use it for the animal drawings. There is a fun contrast between the mule’s coat, the leather, and the metal in the This mule was on the streets of New Orleans, waiting with his driver for the next tourists to hire them. As his driver was on the carriage talking with another driver, this mule just stood there, listening in. bridle, which adds to the challenge of the drawing.

30” x 22” — Graphite $2,700

CATHRYNE TRACHOK • WAOW Associate • CA • www.cathrynetrachok.com Cathryne Trachok has been an artist for over 35 years. She is currently working and living in Napa, CA. In the past few years she has been accepted into national juried competitions, and won awards throughout the years. She is represented by Cheryl Newby Gallery in South Carolina, and Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado. She is an artist member of the California Art Club, a signature member of American Women Artists, an associate nember of WAOW, among other organizations.


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