Thursday, June 24, 2010

Two Dogs

My latest finished piece. It's a 9"x12" Ampersand Art scratchboard I'm loving combining collage, inks and acrylic paint on these boards! This was from a photo I took of a couple of friends dogs. Obviously I took some liberty with them and the background!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blue-Eyed Circus Pony

I knocked this 5"x7" Ampersand Art scratchboard out the other day at my new studio in the Ozarks. It's called 'Blue-Eyed Circus Pony'. It's based it on a photo I took at an antique shop of a carousel horse there. I used Liquidtex acrylic inks for the color, some on the existing black surface and some on the white clay after scratching away the black ink. This reminds me of a crazy white horse I had as a youngster. She was 'green broke' and took me on a wild ride one day...imagine me getting thrown as she ran down the field with me being dragged behind with my foot stuck in the stirrup! Classic. Luckily I was not hurt...well maybe a bit embarrassed at my inability to tame her. And wisely enough, I never got on her again!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Dog Scratch

Finished scratching this dog out the other day. This is a 5"x7" Ampersand Art scratchboard, check out their website to see all of their products! Today I added color to the background, eyes and collar. I haven't gotten a photo of the finished product yet, just wanted to get a posting up as I'm only going online every couple of days or so. That's a big difference from how I was using it before. I've had a few withdrawal pains but think I'll survive!