Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Still Life

A larger version of the previous posted still life scratchboard. Still need to add some color and maybe some collage with vintage paper. This is a 12"x16" Ampersand Art type scratchboard, which I love, love,love working with. I went to an opening at the Kirchman Gallery in Johnson City tonight. Great fun, good folks, wonderful art!
Found out I sold a couple more pieces there, yippie!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scratchboard Still Life

Here is a new scratchboard. Of course it is an Ampersand Art favorite medium I haven't added any color yet. Wanted to scan it first and I've printed it out to add color to the print first. This is a new thing I'm trying. I saw a great book this past week that was illustrated by a fantastic scratchboard artist. The title is: "A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet" by Claudia McGehee. Great work!
She uses a different product (Essdee from England) and scans and prints on watercolor paper and then paints on the paper. I'm going to try it just to see how I will translate it. I'm sure the result will be different from her and yet inspired by her technique.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hobby Horse

I did this 'hobby horse' scratchboard about a million years ago. I can hardly remember it...except that I was not really very happy with the finished product. In spite of that, it did sell. It is so odd for me now to look at these older pieces. No color and really an simple work, not polished at all. Yeah, right, like all of the more recent dog & monkey pieces are 'polished'. Ok. It's good to have if only to see how I have changed and grown as an artist. I'm out of town right now. Have settled into a booth at a bakery with free wi-fi and so am 'connected' while being disconnected from the folks around me. Strange indeed. Check out Eye of the Dog Art Center and sign up for some classes. Especially my upcoming Scratchboard and Collage class April 11th. This piece is an Ampersand Art scratchboard, my favorite.