Richard Murphy — Drawings/Sketches

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RAFI

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

My friend Rafi is a true man of the mountains around Alamos. He will go for days into the wilderness, gathering medicinal plants and wild honey. He can out hike anyone I know and I know a lot of hikers.


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NEWBORN BURRO

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

There is an arroyo near where I live where the people let their burros graze. The newborn stays close to its mother...continued.

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MARI WITH BASKET OF BOUGAINVILLEAS

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

Bougainvilleas grow everywhere in Alamos, all colors and sizes. Some are so old they are as big as trees...continued.

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BECKY WITH SHAWL

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

I love this drawing of Becky. She is a young nursing student here in Alamos. Her tuition was due and I wanted to help by hiring her to pose for a series of sketches. Her beautiful black hair and the black shawl work well together. She is going to make a great nurse one day.


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MARIA VICTORIA

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

This sketch was one from a photo I took in Yavaros, Mexico. Victoria has a very interesting face to being with...continued.

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WOOD DELIVERY

Charcoal on paper
11" x 14"

I met Juan and his burro in La Aduana, Mexico as he was loading his burro for a wood delivery. While we walked to deliver the wood I asked the burro's name. He stopped and thought a moment but said nothing...continued.

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