Silverpoint Originals

Silverpoint, a commonly-used medium during the Renaissance, involves making marks with a pointed rod of silver on specially-treated paper or board. Rods of other types of metal – gold, copper, lead or platinum – will also make marks but silver, in particular, has traditionally been favored because as it tarnishes, the pale gray lines become darker & the entire drawing takes on a unique character. Linda sometimes supports her silverpoint drawings with other media, such as watercolor or touches of gouache.


18th C. Male Satyr Head

$250 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
This lead sculpture & fountain hangs in the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a gift from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991.

Swirling Wave

$150 unframed (plus shipping & handling)
Silverpoint is especially rewarding when used to depict a detailed subject like this energetic wave.

Mushrooms – SOLD

Silverpoint, watercolor & gouache
4×6″ image size
12×14″ framed size
$250 framed (includes shipping & handling)
This group of mushrooms also grew over the roots of the long-departed silver maple. And once again, all the charm comes from the shape & texture of the little “hats.”