DRAWINGS This page presents images of drawings made with various drawing mediums. TITLE: THE SMELL OF WATERMEDIUM: GraphiteDESCRIPTION: Image 10″ x 13″ This is the initial study for future works of the same title.A mountain man is surrounded, his horse is dead, water is gone, and on the wind there is the scent of water that is out of reach. Lee Teter writes. . . . TITLE: RACE TO OBSCURITY (above)MEDIUM: GraphiteDESCRIPTION: Lee Teter visited this theme in earlier art, however, this is a new rendition inspired by descriptions of Native Americans of the South and Midwest. A surprising historical element is his inclusion of North American parakeets. Carolina Parakeets were vivid green with bright yellow and red accents and were very common until they disappeared from North america around 1900. Indian artifacts from many regions of the U.S. are found decorated with the heads and feathers of the American parakeets. (Lee Teter writes . . . . .) TITLE: THE HORSESHOE NAIL RINGMEDIUM: Graphite on paperDESCRIPTION: (10) Image size 9.75 x 7.75. Paper size 17.75 x 20.25. This picture portrays a real farrier and a real little girl who was gifted a ring made from a horseshoe nail. TITLE: A CIVIL GOODBYEMEDIUM: GRAPHITEDESCRIPTION: (20) Graphite on paper. Image size 7.25 x 13.75 inches.A young woman savors the last touches of her soldier before he rides away to war. TITLE: MOTHER’S DAYMEDIUM: GraphiteDESCRIPTION: A child too weary to walk is carried by her mother. The strength and determination of women who moved along the great westward trails cannot be honored enough. Lee Teter writes . . . . TITLE: PACKHORSE MANMEDIUM: Graphite heightened with chalk on on toned specially prepared paper.DESCRIPTION: (27) This drawing is a study work in preparation for a more complex piece composed of multiple figures. TITLE: TRADING POSTMEDIUM: Graphite on 22 x 17 rag paperDESCRIPTION: Image is approximately 19 x 11This drawing was produced in graphite. This concept is based on a historical trading post at Chadron, Nebraska. The site is now maintained by the Museum of the Fur Trade, this post has been painted by several great artists. Lee’s contribution provides an image that includes the Native American culture that invited and protected the post. Contrary to stereotyped relationships represented by Hollywood and Universities, traders were invited and protected by the tribes. The posts allowed Native Americans to live the free lifestyle they had developed around the horse, and improved their lives with carefully selected items specifically designed for them. TITLE: “Prairie Dust & White”MEDIUM: Graphite on paper 6″x 24 “by Lee TeterDESCRIPTION: As covered wagons churn the earth into dust along the Bridger Trail to Bozeman (at present Copper Mountain, Wyoming) an antelope watches from a distance. The travelers would have learned weeks ago that an antelope was faster than any animal they ever knew (Lee has seen them running more than fifty miles per hour). The antelope was safe from their fastest horses and from men who were too busy and tired to hunt. TITLE: WOLVES OF EVENINGMEDIUM: Conte, Chalk,DESCRIPTION: 22 x 17 rag paper. Image approximately 19 x 12.75. This drawing was produced with Conte crayon and chalk on distressed/aged paper and won honorable mention at Art Renewal Center’s international art show. This drawing depicts a man whose horse has been stolen. Before the buffalo were gone, Wolves roamed the plains and Rocky Mountains by the millions. They were not usually dangerous to full-grown men, but historic accounts record their destruction of stock and essential gear, and their unpredictability. Without horses to move his property he must leave all his wealth, comforts, and the results of his labor. He must abandon everything to the wolves in an attempt to save something far more valuable: his life.But he will come back for anything the wolves didn’t destroy. TITLE: THE CONFINEMENT OF DARKNESSMEDIUM: Graphite on paperDESCRIPTION: Appr. 5.5 x 14.25 inches. Paper 12.5 x 18 inchesThis is a figure study for a large drawing. Lee’s first choice in art is drawing and he is working to present a theme in graphite that he has already painted in oils. His purpose is to compare the power of drawing to that of painting. This figure is one of four in the picture. TITLE: Horse Guard StudyMEDIUM: Graphite and chalk on grey paper.DESCRIPTION: This pencil and chalk drawing is made on a heavy sheet of pale grey paper (appr. 22″ x 30″). The figure of the Rocky Mountain horse guard is about 18 inches tall. TITLE: THE WARRIOR SOLDIERMEDIUM: GraphiteDESCRIPTION: 8 x 8 inches. A warrior guard has been assigned the duty of protecting the traders goods. Traders were allowed to come into tribal lands by the Native Americans only by permission. They were protected and encouraged by tribal leaders. TITLE: PIONEERMEDIUM: Graphite , crayon, charcoal on distressed paperDESCRIPTION: This is a drawing of an 18th century father who works to provide food for his pioneer family using tools he made with his own hands. TITLE: SKETCHING HORSES DRAWING CATSMEDIUM: Chalk, Conte crayonDESCRIPTION:This drawing was produced with Conte crayon and chalk on distressed/aged paper. It was an award-winning entry for the ARC International Art Show. It shows a young artist sketching horses while drawing the attention of curious kittens. When the drawing was modeled the kittens were unplanned, but after they invited themselves, Lee included them in the drawing. Look closely and you’ll see techniques borrowed from Leonardo da Vinci.