A new series of large drawings  - mostly monochromatic - inspired by my August 2023 visit to Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.  All are on Arches Huile (oil) paper; approx 51 x 44 inches unless otherwise noted. Started in late 2023 and ongoing. 

Sketches From The Forest 2024
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#2 Feeling It, 2023
Charcoal, graphite, ink on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#3 Hare at Yakoun Lake, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#4 Spirit World, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#5 Solitary Cedar, 2024
Charcoal, graphite, ink on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#6 Together at Taaw Tidaw, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#7 Communion in the Forest II, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#8 Peace Comes Dropping Slow, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#9 At the Edge of the Sea, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#10 Repose, 2024
Charcoal, graphite, ink on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#11 Passing Through, 2024
Charcoal, graphite
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#12 Epilogue, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#13 Respite, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#14 Hare with Lone Pine, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#15 At the Trailhead (for Koula), 2024
Charcoal, graphite, black gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#16 Thinking About the Forest, 2024
Charcoal, graphite, black gesso
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#17 Forest, Dark and Deep, 2024
Charcoal, graphite, black gesso
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#18 There's a Light in the Middle of the Forest; I'll Meet You There, 2024
Graphite, charcoal
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#19 One Day On The Mountain, The Snags Told Me Their Story, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#20 I'm Quite Certain This is Where it Ends, 2024
Black gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#21 Three Sisters, 2024
Black gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#22 Prologue to a Long Goodbye, 2024
Charcoal, graphite on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#23 Eclipse, 2024
Charcoal, graphite, black gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#24 Spirit Lakes Trail (for Sunok), 2024
Graphite, black gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in
ELENI SMOLEN Sketches From The Forest 2024 51 x 44 in
#25 Ode to the White Dog at North Beach (Stand by Me) 2024
Graphite, black + white gesso on Arches Huile
51 x 44 in